Locals believe that providing food for the monkeys, Lopburi's most famous residents, brings good fortune and prosperity. The feast is also a sort of "thank you" for the animals whose antics entice thousands of tourists to the town every year.
Twenty chefs from some of Bangkok's top hotels prepared the feast for the primates at the downtown San Pra Kan shrine. Two tonnes of grilled sausage, fresh fruit, vegetables, ice cream, milk and jelly were used for the feast. The treat cost more than 500,000 baht ($15,000). Link