This morning we wake to an ideal Bangkok day for in the present day’s ultimate act within the Royal Coronation – the Royal Barge Procession. Right here’s some journey suggestions, free transport choices and locations to look at the procession. The processions begins at three.30pm.
Journey might be free on all mass transit rail providers and chosen BMTA bus routes in the present day (December 12), for the Royal Barge Procession on the Chao Phraya River. The uncommon and grand occasion might be presided over by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn as the ultimate act on this yr’s auspicious coronation that came about between Could Four-6.
And the climate seems excellent for the grand spectacle.
Sixteen areas, on each banks of the Chao Phraya River, together with six with stands, are being offered for spectators. These attending are suggested to decorate appropriately for a Royal occasion, with yellow shirts for males and yellow clothes for ladies. Please notice that black or vivid shirts of different colors are prohibited.
Viewing places on the jap facet of the river…
Wat Rachathiwat Pier, below Rama VIII Bridge, Sam Phraya Park, Santi Chai Prakan Public Park, Thammasat College Tha Prachan campus, below Phra Pinklao Bridge, alongside Maha Rat Highway, and at Nagaphirom Park.
Viewing places on the Thonburi (western) facet of the river…
on the finish of Soi Charan Sanitwong 52, Rama VIII Park close to the bridge of the identical title, Phra Pin Klao Bridge Pier, below Phra Pin Klao Bridge, Chaloem Phrakiat 72th 12 months Park, Siriraj Hospital, and Wat Rakhang Khositaram.
Grandstands are arrange at Santi Chai Prakan Public Park, Thammasat, Nagaphirom Park, Rama VIII Park, Chaloem Phrakiat 72th 12 months Park, and Siriraj Hospital.
To facilitate the Royal Barge Procession and the motorcade across the metropolis by HM the King and HM the Queen, the Rama VIII and Pinklao bridges might be closed to all visitors from three.30pm-5pm.
Eight roads might be closed to visitors from Four.30pm-6pm in the present day. They’re…
- Rajinee Highway from Pinklao Bridge to Pan Phipob intersection
- Na Phra That Highway
- Chan Highway
- Na Phra Lan Highway
- Maharat Highway
- Thai Wang Highway
- Rajdamnoen Highway
- Sanam Chai Highway from Pom Padet intersection to Ror Dor circle
The BTS skytrain, MRT together with the Purple Line, Airport Rail Hyperlink and the bus fast transit lane (BRT) operators have introduced free rides all day to assist folks attend the historic occasion.
The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority mentioned about 200 buses on 19 routes will even transport folks with out cost to places by the river the place folks can benefit from the occasion.
The State Railway of Thailand will even run some free trains…
Practice No.320 leaving Ayutthaya for Hua Lamphong at 9.30am and returning prepare No.321 leaving Bangkok at eight.15pm; prepare No.322 departing Nakhon Pathom for Thon Buri at 9.55am, and prepare No.333 leaving Thon Buri for the return at 8pm (info from Bangkok Publish).
Practice No.326 leaving Chachoengsao for Bangkok at 9.20am and return prepare No. 325 scheduled to go away Bangkok at eight.05pm; Practice No. 4322 leaving Mahachai at 9.35am to Wong Wian Yai station, and the return journey, prepare No.4347, departing Wong Wian Yai at eight.10pm (info from Bangkok Publish).
The royal barge procession is the final in a sequence of occasions to mark the coronation of HM the King. The processions begins at three.30pm, leaving from Wasukree Pier to Wat Arun (the Temple of Daybreak), with HM the Queen and royal members of the family additionally attending the ceremony.
For safety causes, all spectators might want to go by safety checkpoints and present their ID playing cards or passports. There’s additionally a hotline about visitors preparations accessible by dialling 1194 across the clock.
SOURCES: Bangkok Publish | Thai PBS World
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