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WATCH: Town Taken Over By Monkeys, Businesses Forced To Shut Down

This is something right out of a bad movie, and it makes me thankful that we don’t have these types of problems stateside.

According to reports, the town of Lopburi, Thailand is at risk of becoming an abandoned ghost town due to an invasion of roughly 3,500 monkeys—that’s right.

The monkeys harass tourists, engage in property damage, and have forced businesses to shut down in the town.

Lopburi is considered a thriving trade and tourism hub, but now Chinese investors say they won’t take any more financial risk there until the monkey problem is solved.

To complicate matters further, the monkeys are part of the town’s heritage and are a selling point for foreign tourists, despite the ongoing harassment from the monkeys.

Several videos have been posted about the ongoing monkey problem, yet no solutions have been put forward as a remedy for the issue; take a look:

Daily Mail had the scoop:

They also damaged store fronts, forcing owners to shell out for repair works and hastening their exit from there.

The mischievous monkeys have become such a problem that the local shopping centre was put up for sale two years ago but the mall is still on the market and its price tag has been slashed.

This isn’t the first time the town has been taken over by monkeys either, Lopburi seems to have a serious problem with hordes of monkeys rummaging through the town.

The New York Post explained:

The Lopburi Chamber of Commerce has said the city center, once a major business district, is now deserted and falling apart, Khaosod reported.

The organization has blamed that the city’s construction laws, which limit the height of buildings and preserve its history, are adding to the monkey problem.


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