Lopburi, 150 kilometres from Bangkok, is home to 58,000 people and 2,000 macaques. Dozens of monkeys can be seen sitting on the pavements, roofs and street lamps and getting up to their tricks in the temple ruins. In Asia monkeys are considered holy and in Lopburi they are the main tourist attraction. The city of Lopburi regularly honours its animal population with a large feast. Every year in late November at the Phra Prang Sam Yot, a Khmer temple complex dating back to the 11th century, a banquet is held especially for the monkeys. The tables are filled with desserts, fruit and lemonade, which the monkeys are allowed to consume.