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The Coronation of King Rama X
The Final Phase of the Coronation of King Rama X Has Concluded
Both the Royal Barge Procession and the Royal Land Procession, marking the final phase of the Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X), have concluded, leaving a lasting and memorable impression on everyone.
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Many Services for the Public in the Final Phase of the Royal Coronation
All relevant agencies are preparing many services for the people attending the final phase of the Coronation of King Rama X on 12 December 2019, when both royal processions by water and by land will be held in Bangkok.
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Road and Water Traffic Closures on 12 December
On the occasion of royal processions by water and by land on 12 December 2019 in the final phase of the Coronation of King Rama X, the Marine Department and the Traffic Police will close road and water traffic during certain periods.
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Security Screening Points
Members of the public who wish to enter the sites arranged specially for public audiences with Their Majesties the King and Queen during the Royal Barge Procession and the Royal Land Procession on 12 December 2019 will have to pass through security screening points.
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Formation of the Royal Barge Procession Upheld through the Ages
Clear evidence shows that the Royal Barge Procession appeared in the early Ayutthaya period, although the royal procession by water is believed to have started since the Sukhothai period. The formation of the Royal Barge Procession that most clearly displays the great wealth and power of the royal court is one that originated in the reign of King Narai the Great (1656-1688).
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The Public Invited to Attend an Audience with Their Majesties the King and Queen
The Government has invited the public to attend an audience with Their Majesties the King and Queen along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok on the occasion of a royal journey in the Royal Barge Procession.
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Unique Cultural Heritage of the Royal Barge Procession
The royal barge procession is a ceremonial maneuver of the royal barge fleet for royal or religious events, such as the coronation, or kathin robe presentation.
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Royal Barge Procession Program
Members of the public have been encouraged to wear yellow shirts to attend an audience with His Majesty the King on the occasion of the Royal Barge Procession.
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Ministry of Culture Holds Exhibition on Royal Barge Procession at Sanam Luang
The Ministry of Culture is organizing an exhibition on the Royal Barge Procession in honor of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua on the occasion of his coronation this year and to publicize and preserve Thailands cultural heritage.
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Rescheduling of the Royal Barge Procession
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on 21 October 2019 chaired a meeting of the Committee on Ceremonies for the Coronation of King Rama X, and gave an explanation for the rescheduling of the Royal Barge Procession, from 24 October to 12 December 2019.
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Royal Barge Procession Postponed to 12 December
The Royal Barge Procession to honor the occasion of the Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X) this year has been postponed from Thursday, 24 October 2019, to Thursday, 12 December 2019.
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Press Conference on the Royal Barge Procession
Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit, who is Chairman of the Committee on Public Relations for the Coronation of King Rama X, has invited the public to attend an audience with Their Majesty the King and Queen and view the Royal Barge Procession on 24 October 2019.
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Royal Barge Procession to Be Televised for Viewers Worldwide
The Royal Barge Procession, which is the final phase of the coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua, will be televised for viewers in 177 countries worldwide through the satellite networks of the Government Public Relations Department (PRD).
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Royal Barge Procession: Final Phase of the Coronation of King Rama X
A spectacular procession of royal barges will be arranged along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok on Thursday, 24 October 2019, to honor the occasion of the Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X). It will be the first Royal Barge Procession in the present reign.
Boat Songs Performed in the Royal Barge Procession
In olden days, the chanting of boat songs was a regular feature of river journeys in Thailand. Today, the tradition of boat chanting has nearly died out, except for the royal barge chanting, which has been preserved as part of the nations cultural heritage.
Various Sites to Be Arranged for the Public to View the Royal Barge Procession
The Government will arrange six locations along the two banks of the Chao Phraya River for the general public to attend an audience with Their Majesties the King and Queen and view the upcoming Royal Barge Procession.
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Royal Barge Procession on the Occasion of the Coronation of King Rama X
The final phase in the Coronation of King Rama X this year is the Royal Barge Procession, arranged for Thursday, 24 October 2019, starting at 15.30 hr. On this occasion, the Government invites the people to attend an audience with Their Majesties the King and Queen, who will travel in the Royal Barge Procession through the city along the Chao Phraya River, from the Wasukri pier to the Ratchaworadit pier. The people participating in this event may wear yellow shirts.
Royal Barge Processions in Modern Thai History
In the reign of King Prajadhipok, or Rama VII, (1925-1935), a royal barge procession was arranged for the 150th anniversary celebrations of Bangkok in 1932. This procession was the first major flotilla formation of the Rattanakosin period to be organized for such national celebrations.
Time-Honored Royal Barge Procession in Thailand
The Royal Barge Procession originated from the ancient naval battle flotilla, when the king led his forces to fight a war. It demonstrated the might of the monarch as the defender of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the kingdom.
Royal Barge Procession Associated with the Thais Way of Life
From time immemorial, Thai people have built their homes and communities and earned their living along the banks of rivers and canals throughout the country. Their lifestyle has evolved around waterways, which serve as major transportation lines and even marketplaces and have an immense influence on culture and the Thais way of life.

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