Bangkok Event: the Royal Waterway Procession

Bangkok event: The Royal Barge Procession along the Chao Phrya River.
Bangkok event: The Royal Barge Procession along the Chao Phrya River.

In a ceremony known as the Royal Waterway Procession, a flotilla of 52 majestic barges float down the Chao Phraya, carrying the royal family to Wat Arun. The water-borne parade is an age-old tradition and one of the grandest spectacles in the country.­ Date for 2011: Oct. 22.

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