You know it is going to be an intersting visit to ruins when they issue you a stick to whack the monkeys but that is exactly what they did at this temple in Lopburi today.
There are dozens of monkeys at the temple in addition to dozens roaming the streets. The monkeys like to get into everything, especially backpacks. When a monkey came over a little too directly I decided to nudge it too keep it clear. The damn thing tried to take my stick, so I ended up in a wrestling match with a monkey. Turns out you need to spank the monkey pretty hard to give him the point. Quite funny especially watching Sandy quiver.