Bangkok – The Royal Thai Navy has transported the Suphannahong Royal Barge to the Thonburi Naval Dockyard in preparation for the royal barge procession later this year. The royal barge procession, as part of nationwide celebrations of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua’s coronation, is to take place on the Chao Phraya River on October 24.
A total of 65 oarsmen rowed the Royal Barge for the 30-minute journey from the National Museum of Royal Barges to the Thonburi Naval Dockyard. Previously, the Royal Thai Navy transported six royal barges from Wa Sukri Pier and four royal barges from the National Museum of Royal Barges to the dockyard.
There will be 10 rehearsals of the royal barge procession from August 22 to October 10. Two full dress rehearsals will take place on October 17 and 21.