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    Bangkok Royal Barge Procession

    The Royal Barge Procession is a great event put on for various royal and religious events. It usually happens each year following the 3 month Buddhist Lent. You are not supposed to view the procession from buildings or bridges so most people flock to riverside restaurants for a look. The good thing is they do a few practice runs so there are lots of excuses to find a good seafood restaurant with cold beer and watch it all pass by. Here are a few shots.


    ^The Royal Barge Anantanagaraj (I think )
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    Thailand Royal Barge Procession - Oarsmen

    The oarsmen getting ready and in action.








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    Thailand Royal Barge Procession – The Boats

    Here’s a few of the boats

























    Well thats it. My shortest thread ever I imagine. Hope you enjoyed the pics. The video below shows a boat sliding past with music playing over the river .
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    It really does look like a spectacular event I hoping to see it myself one year, nice pics to.

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    Actually, it doesn't take place every year....There have been a glut lately with it happening 3 timnes in 4 years.

    This year was for the Royal Kathin Festival combined with the Kings 80th Birthday. There is also another theory on that score......

    Last year was for the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation.

    2003 was a special one and the only ever night time procession in honour of George W Bush's appearance at APEC.

    Prior to that the last one was in 1997 for the Kings 50th year of rule.

    Including rehearsals i've seen it 5 times, marvellous event though this years was ruined somewhat by certain circumstances that shouldn't be discussed here.

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    Wayne, thanks so much for the photos -- very nice!

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    always enjoy photos keep them coming

    Thanks

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    Great photos, Wayne! Thanks. I had some royal barge postage stamps once -- 96? Took up half the envelope.

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    Very nice pics. Did you take them from a restaurant called In Love - it looks like how I remember the view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce
    Very nice pics. Did you take them from a restaurant called In Love - it looks like how I remember the view.
    No not "In Love", which by the way must be one of the worst restaurants (in terms of food and service) in that part of the town. This joint is at the end of Si Ayutthaya Rd.

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    Some very good pictures, thanks!

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    No not "In Love", which by the way must be one of the worst restaurants (in terms of food and service) in that part of the town.
    Yes, I know what you mean. The band was OK though, and the waitresses were scenic.

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