The popular monkey party takes place every year on the last Sunday in November at Phra Prang Sam Yot in Lopburi. The city is famous for the monkeys that roam the streets and temple ruins. The event was started about twenty years ago as a way for local business people to thank the monkeys for attracting tourists to the city.
A big banquet is put on for the monkeys which includes local fruit. This year the monkey party is on 27th November 2011. There will be four rounds. The opening event is at 10 a.m. The next rounds are then at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
(text from Richard Barrow)