The Largest Monkey Buffet In The World
Join the only buffet festival where the guests of honor are the more than 3000 local Long Tailed Macaques. they will feast on more than 4000 kilograms of delicious food. Where does the Monkey Buffet Festival take place?
Well, at the ancient town of Lopburi about 180 kilometer north of Bangkok, Thailand, in November 28, 2021.
Around 10,000 adventurers come to witness this eye popping feast each year. Behind the festival there is an ancient believe that giving monkeys’ offerings brings people luck and prosperity, nice!
But one thing is for certain, this unique experience is incomparable as you get to be part of the locals’ everyday life. They accustomed to live among the monkeys, a true wild life. The following is a brief of the activities surrounding the feast:
The Monkey Buffet Day
The day starts with the town eagerly decorating the streets with monkey sculptures while the young ones dressed up as monkeys dancing all around town. The preparation for the main buffet is such an extravagant event.
The macaques receive an actual formal invitation attached to cashew nuts and real chefs prepare the feast consisting mostly of a vegetarian diet that includes rice, fruits (bananas, mangos, apples, etc.), vegetables, desert, and much more.
The abundant food is placed on long tables covered with table clothes positioned on the 10th century ruins at the San Phra Kan and Phara Prang Sam Yot temples.
This beautiful displayed of colorful food do not last long as the guest of honor come in fast force to devour everything on their way while adding dancing, screaming and food fights even involving those watching so stay alert.
So Why Monkey Buffet Festival?
having the opportunity to join this monkey buffet festival in a small town surrounded by ancient ruins proves to be an exotic experience worth a thousand monkey smiles.