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National Museum of Royal Barges

Bangkok
Price
฿100 - ฿300
7 49 Votes
Presentation
There was a time in Bangkok when the Chao Phraya River and its tributaries were the most important avenue of communication and boats the main mode of transport for all, even royalty. At this museum you can discover eight of the country's most unique and stunning vessels: the Royal Barges. These boats a reserved for auspicious ceremonies and state occasions like the very rare Royal Barge Procession, and have only made an appearance on the water 16 times in the last 65 years.

Each is carved from huge pieces of teak, their prows engraved with mythical creatures, gilded in gold and intricately decorated with tiny shimmering pieces of glass. Rowed by up to 50 specially trained oarsmen, the boats leave their dry dock at festival times and important state occasions for spectacular processions along the river.
Hours

09:00 - 17:00

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Contact details

  • Name: National Museum of Royal Barges
  • Address: 80/1 Arun Amarin Road - 10700 - Bangkok - Thaïlande
  • Phone: (66) 2 424 0004
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