Long-tailed macaque monkeys are offered food during the one-year Monkey Buffet Festival, in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, 150km (94 miles) north of capital of Thailand Bangkok November 29, 2009. The festival provides diverse types of food and drink to the local monkey population, which numbers more than 2,000, giving thanks them for drawing tourists to the town.
Western tourists and others gathers to photograph Long Tailed Macaque Monkeys at the Lopburi, Thailand, Monkey Festival Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. The annual festival, in its 21st year, began by businessmen as a way of showing appreciation for the long tailed mackak monkeys and the tourism they attract
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