The Arizona Republic

Monkeys in central Thailand city mark their day with feast


LOPBURI, Thailand – A meal fit for monkeys was served on Sunday at the annual Monkey Feast Festival in central Thailand. Rows of monkey statues holding trays were lined up outside the compound of the Ancient Three Pagodas, while volunteers prepared food across the road for real monkeys – the symbol of Lopburi province, 93 miles north of Bangkok. “This monkey feast festival is a successful event that helps promote Lopburi’s tourism among internatio­nal tourists every year,” said Yongyuth Kitwatanus­ont, the festival’s founder.

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