The Royal Barge Parade training to celebrate the crowning of King Vachilalongkong (67) in Thailand was released to the press at a military facility along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok on the 1st. Naval soldiers who boarded the gold-colored barge, powerfully squeezed all together in line with traditional songs.
The barge on which the king and queen ride is approximately 45 meters long. In the parade on the 24th, about 2,200 people in traditional costumes will run 52 ships in total, and will travel about 3.4 km over 45 minutes. According to the mentor, the key is how to operate the ship while responding to the flow of water, and training is being conducted to cope with the most severe situations.
Sakhaparb (25), the first to go on the barge, said, “It was difficult because I didn't know how to do it at first, but I was able to continue training and be very successful. did.
King Wachiralongkong succeeded his father, King Bhumibol, who died at the age of 88 in October 2016. A coronation ceremony was held in May this year, and a street parade around the Royal Palace. The royal barge parade concludes a series of events around the crown. (Bangkok = Akihiko Kaise)