Lopburi Monkeys  -    
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 Description:   Among Lopburi's many attractions, one of the more unusual features of the city is its large monkey population. The monkeys can be spotted throughout the city, but are most ubiquitous around the ancient Khmer shrine of Prang Sam Yod. The monkeys here have grown fat on the handouts of visitors to the shrine.
However, just because they're used to being fed doesn't mean these monkeys are tame. They can be quite agressive and are also attracted to hats and bags. It seems that anyone entering the temple compound wearing a hat doesn't keep it for long.
Although generally something of a nuisance, the monkeys are such a tourist draw that local businessmen treat them to a full course Chinese dinner every year to thank them. The dinner is served sometime in November at the Phra Prang Sam Yod shrine and, as you can imagine, it gets a bit messy.
 Province   Lopburi  Direction:      
 District   Mueang     
 City   Tha Hin  Comments:      Official Web:    
 Genre   Others      Related links:      
 Best exposure   AM-PM          
 Opening time   na          
 Entry fee   Free     Coordinates:    14.802032 N 100.614628 E  
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