Royal Barge Procession to feature in Thailand holidays?
The Royal Barge Procession offers visitors to Thailand a chance to see a culturally and historically rich event in action.
Taking place on October 22nd, those on Thailand holidays can make their way to Chao Phraya – which translates as the River of Kings – to catch the spectacle.
It will be only the 16th time since his reign began that King Bhumibol Adulyadej – the longest ruling incumbent monarch in the world – has allowed the event to happen.
A Royal Kathin Barge Procession is also being put together by the Royal Thai Navy to celebrate his 84th birthday.
Some 52 traditional-style barges will be part of the flotilla and they will be organised in battle formation, before embarking on the 4.5 km journey down the Chao Phraya River to Wat Arun.
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will preside over the Royal Barge Procession.
Alternatively, people may want to visit Krabi, as it was voted the most amazing place in the country in an online survey carried out by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.