Thailand enjoys some of the best annual festivals that showcase the colourful culture and history of the Kingdom. One of the most popular and unique Thailand annual festivals is the Monkey Buffet Festival 2022 in Lopburi. If you are a fan of primates and wildlife in general, the Monkey Buffet Festival will be lots of fun. If you want to get away from Bangkok for a weekend to immerse yourself in the local culture, the Monkey Buffet Festival will take place on 26-27 November 2022 at Wat San Phra Kan and Wat Phra Prang Sam Yot temples respectively.
Monkey Buffet in Lopburi
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The Monkey Buffet Festival 2022 in Lopburi is celebrated every year on the last Saturday and Sunday of November. The festival is a giant fruit buffer for the local monkeys that frequent the local temples. There are over 3,000 long-tail macaque monkeys living. This festival is a way to give them something special. The feeding will take place across the two temples over two days. Folks believe feeding them brings good luck to the area. Monkeys have long been one of the most popular animals living in Thailand and are prevalent at many temples across the Kingdom. Attending the Lopburi Festival is a great way to get close to the monkeys while also giving back to wildlife.
Monkey Buffet Festival 2020 Thailand
There are expected to be 10,000 people visiting the Monkey Buffet which is a real boost for the local economy. Lopburi is approximately 150km to the northeast of Bangkok. It is the ideal festival to visit to get away from the city for a weekend. At the two temples, there will be massive tables with a vast selection of fresh fruits for the thousands of monkeys in the region.
Feeding the Monkeys
If you are a big fan of wildlife and nature, the Lopburi event is a must-visit festival. Although there is no admission fee, if you can bring along fresh fruits to donate, that would be great. If you want to do something different this November in Thailand, the Monkey Buffet Festival is a perfect choice. Just remember to keep your valuables safe because those monkeys can and will take anything! We warned you.