Monkey Buffet Festival – Thailand
The town of Lopburi is home to a large concentration of monkeys that are quite accustomed to being around their human counterparts. The festival first began as an idea by a local man to show gratitude to the monkeys, and has continued ever since, each year attracting a crowd of thousands. Although the monkeys remain the focus, the festival still has many food stalls and activities for attendees.
Lopburi is 150km (94 miles) north of Bangkok, with such travel options as train or bus easily available. The festival’s main festivities are centered around the Prang Sam Yot temple.