The Shed of the Royal Barges (Bangkok, Thailand) Reviews
Newest Review: ... however became largely disused after the coup of 1932 which saw the overthrow of the absolute monarchy, most of the royal possessions were confiscated including the barges. To add to the trauma a high percentage of the barges were heavily bombed during World War 2 by the Japanese. Soon after the War ended the King ascended to the thrown once more, he discovered the barges in their terrible state and ordered for them to be restored ready for the re-started Katin ceremony. As you can imagine however the barges have become incredibly fragile and are now only released for very special occasions. The barges on display vary widely in terms of ... more
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by - written on 19/08/08 (Very useful, 91 readings)
Introduction and History and Information - During my recent trip to Bangkok I visited the Royal barge museum, or as it is called above, 'The shed of the royal barges'. After visiting plenty of temples me and my partner fancied something a bit different. The Royal barge museum was advertised as one of the highlights of Bangkok and a 'must see', so on the second day of our trip we put aside a few hours to visit it. The Museum displays 8 of the just over 50 barges that make up the formal procession, at first this seems like a lot but if you consider that during the Ayutthaya period the number of royal barges were numbered in their thousands (river was ... Read the complete review
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