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Monkey Buffet Festival

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Speaking about Thailand, the Monkey Buffet Festival is certainly a rather particular custom. In the city of Lopburi there is a rich fruit banquet every year. There are about 3000 macaques that venture onto the tables prepared in search of the best fruit pieces to devour. This particular celebration was born in 1989 from the idea of a businessman who organized the buffet. The monkeys, however, represent an important kind of animal for the region, both as protagonists of stories and as key animals in Hindu mythology.


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