The Royal Barge Procession to Present the Royal Kathon Ceremony

Fri, 2012-11-02 (All day) - Fri, 2012-11-09 (All day)
Bangkok, Thailand

The tradition of Rotal Barge has become a "Thai cultural heritage" created and passed down to us by our ancestors. It is unlikely that any other nations in the world could match it. Royal Brages are especially treasured as the national pride pf supreme craftsmanship of the traditional Thai arts. The exquisitely detailed work displayed by the royal brages represents the artistic endeavor of artists from several areas such as naval architects, pattern desingners, carvers and painters, etc.

The Royal Brage Procession is the world-class heritage that will appear once agian on the occasion of the royal ceremony to present the Royal Kathin robes to the monks at WatArun Ratchaworaram Ratchaworamahawihan on Friday, 9 November,2012. This is a demonstration of the might of Thai King and immensity of the Royal Barge Procession that graces our nation now and forever.

The water-borne Royal Karthin Procession will consist of a flotalla of 52 traditional style brages arranged in 5 columns, based on a battle formation form ancient times. This is made up of four major royal brages Suphannahong, Narai Song Suban H.M.King Rama IX, Anantanakkharat and Anekkachatohuchongm, 8 barges with animal figureheads and 36 smaller vessels. The five-column flotilla stretches 1,200 meters in length and 90 across. A total 2,311 sailors from vasrious units within the Royal Thai Navy will serve as oarsmen.

Dress Rehearsals : November 2 & 6, 2012

Royal King Brahe Procession :  November 9, 2012 

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