A spectacular procession of royal barges will be seen along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok on the 24th October 2019 as part of the celebration to mark the end of the three month long Buddhist Lent and the coronation of King Rama X which took place earlier this year. The king will be on one of the barges and will travel from Rama VIII Bridge to The Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). A total of 2,082 oarsmen will row 52 barges for the 45 minute journey along the river. At Wat Arun, the King will present robes to monks at the temple as part of the Royal Kathin Ceremony. Click here for more details of the event.
3 thoughts on “Photos of the Royal Barge Procession in Bangkok”
I saw several of these barges at the Royal Barge Museum. I recommend it, even if it was a little hard to find.
Thank you for this glimpse of Thai Heritage. Quite impressive.
Thank you for a very informative post.