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Royal Barge Procession 2019  
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 Description: Thailand's Royal Barge Procession is a ceremony of both religious and royal significance which has taken place for nearly 700 years. The royal barges are a blend of craftsmanship and traditional Thai art. The Royal Barge Procession takes place rarely, marking only the most significant cultural and religious events.
During the long reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, spanning over 70 years, the procession has only occurred 16 times.
The Royal Barge Procession, in the present, consists of 52 barges, four are major royal barges, namely the Suphannahong (Golden Swan), the Narai Song Suban (King Rama IX), the Anantanakkharat (Multi-headed Naga), and the Anekkachatphutchong (innumerable Naga figures).
These barges are manned by more than 2,082 oarsmen. The procession proceeds down the Chao Phraya River, from the Wasukri Royal Landing Place in Khet Dusit, Bangkok, passes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace, Wat Po, and finally arrives at Wat Arun (Thai: วัดอรุณ, 'Temple of the Dawn').

In 2019, The Royal Thai Navy  performed the royal barge procession for the final procedure of the Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X).
The royal barge procession took place on the Thursday, 12 December 2019, when His Majesty the King travels along the Chao Phraya River as part of his city tour on the occasion of his coronation in 2019.
There were 3 rehearsals of the royal barge procession full-dressed before the royal barge procession on the 12 Decmber 2019.

It is the first royal barge procession in the present reign of King Rama X. The previous royal barge procession took place on 9 November 2012 to celebrate the 84th birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (Rama IX).
This ceremonial water-borne procession is a rare spectacle, arranged on special occasions only.
 
 Province   Bangkok  Direction:      
 District   Bangkok    
 City   Chao Phraya  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Royal event      Related links:    
 Best exposure   Afternon          
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 Opening time   Scheduled          
 Entry fee   200~8000 THB     GPS :   13.75610 N 100.48670 E  
                     
                     
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          Royal Barge               
rehearsal 17-10-2019
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rehearsal 21-10-2019
          Royal Barge                
rehearsal 09-12-2019
     
     
     Royal barge procession
 2019-12-12
 
     
   
       Royal Barge          Anantanakkharat           Royal Barge                     Anekkachatphuchong          Royal Barge             
Narai Song Suban
     
        Royal Barge               Suphannahong           The Main                  
Escort Barges
The supporting
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