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Monkey Feast

Annual Monkey Feast draws tourists to Thailand

Dec 01, 2009

THAILAND - About 1,000 monkeys were treated to a feast with special meals parachuted into a shrine compound Sunday in Thailand.

The annual Monkey Feast lures tourists from all over the world.

Skydivers parachuted to the ground, carrying platefuls of food to serve the furry primates.

Tables were set full of food that looked good enough for human consumption: four tons of fruit, vegetables, soft drinks and assorted deserts.

The event was started in 1989 by an Indian businessman looking for a way to increase tourism in the area.

"It's really cool," American tourist Sara Arntz said. "It is a different thing than anything we have in America. Monkeys just fly everywhere, steal your food. It is really cool. It is once-in-a-lifetime experience."

Annual Monkey Feast draws tourists to Thailand
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Source: NBC

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