Macaques climb onto a tourist during Thailand’s resumed Monkey Festival. Photo: Chalinee Thirasupa / Reuters
Macaques climb onto a tourist during Thailand’s resumed Monkey Festival. Photo: Chalinee Thirasupa / Reuters
Thailand

Thailand’s monkey festival is back as macaques get fruity with delighted tourists

  • The popular annual tradition resumes after a two-year hiatus as locals ‘pay’ monkeys with two tonnes of fruit and vegetables to thank them for attracting tourists
  • Tourists have been gradually returning to Thailand after the government launched a quarantine-free travel scheme for vaccinated tourists in November

Topic |   Thailand
Macaques climb onto a tourist during Thailand’s resumed Monkey Festival. Photo: Chalinee Thirasupa / Reuters
Macaques climb onto a tourist during Thailand’s resumed Monkey Festival. Photo: Chalinee Thirasupa / Reuters
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