The annual Monkey Buffet Festival at a temple in Thailand

1. Monkeys eat fruit during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi province, Thailand

The annual Monkey Buffet Festival at a temple in Thailand

2. More than 4,000 kilograms of fruit are used during the annual festival

The annual Monkey Buffet Festival at a temple in Thailand

3. The buffet is the city’s way of thanking the monkeys for drawing tourists to the town.

The annual Monkey Buffet Festival at a temple in Thailand

4. A monkey licks a block of ice with bananas and fruit juice encased in it

The annual Monkey Buffet Festival at a temple in Thailand

5. A monkey chooses a banana from the all-you-can-eat buffet

The annual Monkey Buffet Festival at a temple in Thailand

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The annual Monkey Buffet Festival at a temple in Thailand

7. A young monkey scratches himself as he eats a piece of watermelon

The annual Monkey Buffet Festival at a temple in Thailand

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The annual Monkey Buffet Festival at a temple in Thailand

9. A monkey eats as it sits on a monkey sculpture

The annual Monkey Buffet Festival at a temple in Thailand

10. A boy wearing a monkey mask sits with monkeys on the steps of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple

The annual Monkey Buffet Festival at a temple in Thailand