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Feb 14, 2005 - Monkey Trouble in Lopburi

Wait until you hear about our Valentine's Day in Lopburi. "We got invaded by those things you think are cute!" says Tony. Lopburi has been a city since the 6th century (for about 14 hundred years!). It's different from Ayuthaya in that instead of the old part and the new part being separated, the present city grew up around the ruins. Lopburi is over-run by 2 troops or large families of monkeys. Because of the Buddhist discouragement of killing animals, the monkeys are allowed to stay. We walked up the street and noticed monkeys on the...

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