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Royal Barge Procession in Bangkok

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Royal Barge Procession Bangkok

No matter how often a Royal Barge Procession on witnessed, one is always eager for the next one. Otherwise, how can one be sure such a wondrous event was really seen, and not just dreamed.

During the King's Golden Jubilee in 1996, on the auspicious occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's accession to the throne, the Thai Government commissioned the construction of the Royal Barge \"Narai Song Suban Rama IX\" to present to King Bhumibol (King Rama IX).

The king traveled by this Royal Barge in the Pha-Phra Kathin (royal presentation of robes to the monks) procession to Wat Arun Ratchawararam, which is one of the most significant royal temples of Thailand.

Last Updated: 05 Sep 2011