What is the belief of monkeys to the people of Thailand *?
As the town grew up around the site, the monkeys of the forest remained. And the locals didn’t mind. The macaques were believed to be living representatives of the Hindu god Hanuman, thus viewed as symbols of good luck.
What is Thai Hanuman?
According to the Thai literature, Hanuman is a monkey son of the Wind God. He possesses mighty power and strength abilities. Moreover, one of his incredible gifts is shape shifting, as he can decrease or increase his physical body size at will.
Why are these monkeys stealing from tourists?
Long-tailed macaques who live around the Uluwatu temple in Indonesia deliberately steal the most valuable items from tourists in order to exchange them for better food, research shows.