Long Boat race
 Known as: Thailand international Swan Boat Race
and Long Boat race Championship
การแข่งเรือ Swan Boat
 Description: For centuries, the Thai people have settled alongside the rivers, their main life blood. Dating back to the Ayutthaya period (approximately 600 years ago), the boat races were organised to celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent or Ok Phansa during the agricultural non-growing season when the river’s tide level was the highest. All boats are designed with a figurehead prow in the shape of a swan, claimed to be the only one of its kind in the world.
The challenging and exciting races cover three categories carrying total prize money of over two million baht: 1) large long boat races with 55 oarsmen for the King’s Cup Royal Award; 2) long boat races with 30 oarsmen for the Queen’s Cup Royal Award, and 3) international rowing boat races with 16 teams from 10 countries for the Prime Minister’s Award. This year competing teams come from China, England, Hong Kong, Iran, Macao, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea.
 Province Ayutthaya  Direction:
 District Bang Sai
 City Chang Yai  Comments:  Official Web:  
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 Entry fee Free GPS : 14.15659 N 100.51297 E  
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