Thailand : Home Of Monkey Banquet Festival
Lopburi Monkey Banquet Festival comes from a unique perspective of Thailand.
People consider monkeys to be the most loyal, brave soldiers in the defense of the safety of Narai – the most revered god of Hindu.
When the god Narai is safe, he will bless the Thailand with good luck and peace.
Since 1989, the Lopburi Monkey Banquet Festival has been organized to treat wild monkeys to delightful meals and to promote Thailand tourism.
Therefore, coming to this festival, people and tourists will participate in many activities such as playing and feeding monkeys.
These activities usually attract lot of participants.
Along with decorating fruits, people also erected monkey statues at this festival.
In this festival, there will be about 4 tons of fruits including bananas, apples, grapes and many other drinks such as fruit juice, Coca, milk, mineral water.
Fruit jelly is also one of the indispensable dishes in the banquet.
The party usually start at 10.00am. After the opening, fruits and desserts, drinks and soft drinks will be displayed on tables around the temple.
Thousands of monkeys will come together, eat deliciously. Tourists are delighted to be feeding the monkeys, and some people joke and take photos with them.
Although Thailand has to pay a lot of money each year to organize this festival, the festival also attracts a lot of tourists.