Monkeys have their day on a Vietnamese island

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Monkeys have their day on a Vietnamese island
Monkeys have their day on a Vietnamese island

Thousands of visitors rushed to attend a festival for monkeys held on an island off Nha Trang City in the central province of Khanh Hoa on June 4.

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The annual Monkey Festival

At the annual Monkey Festival held on Lao or Monkey Island, tonnes of fresh fruit was served to trained monkeys at a banquet.

Monkeys have their day on a Vietnamese island
Monkeys have their day on a Vietnamese island

Visitors had the chance to see monkey dance and play sports as well as take part in various events, including a bamboo raft race, a stilt race, and a net weaving contest to explore local fishermen’s life.

Many people could also feed the monkeys on their own, which they believe to bring them good luck.

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Monkeys have their day on a Vietnamese island

Over 1,200 monkeys inhabit the island, making it a popular tourist attraction. It is also where the largest troop of monkeys in the country lives.

Monkeys have their day on a Vietnamese island
Monkeys have their day on a Vietnamese island

The first monkeys were bred here in the late 1970s, and a troop of over 1,200 monkeys now thrives on the island. Monkeys are special to the island, and people refer to it as Monkey Island rather than its original name now.