This morning we wake to an ideal Bangkok day for as we speak’s last act within the Royal Coronation – the Royal Barge Procession. Right here’s some journey suggestions, free transport choices and locations to observe the procession. The processions begins at three.30pm.
Journey will probably be free on all mass transit rail providers and chosen BMTA bus routes as we speak (December 12), for the Royal Barge Procession on the Chao Phraya River. The uncommon and grand occasion will probably be presided over by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn as the ultimate act on this 12 months’s auspicious coronation that occurred between Might Four-6.
And the climate seems to be good 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 attire for ladies. Please notice that black or brilliant shirts of different colors are prohibited.
Viewing areas on the jap aspect of the river…
Wat Rachathiwat Pier, beneath Rama VIII Bridge, Sam Phraya Park, Santi Chai Prakan Public Park, Thammasat College Tha Prachan campus, beneath Phra Pinklao Bridge, alongside Maha Rat Street, and at Nagaphirom Park.
Viewing areas on the Thonburi (western) aspect of the river…
on the finish of Soi Charan Sanitwong 52, Rama VIII Park close to the bridge of the identical identify, Phra Pin Klao Bridge Pier, beneath Phra Pin Klao Bridge, Chaloem Phrakiat 72th Yr 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 Yr 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 will probably be closed to all site visitors from three.30pm-5pm.
Eight roads will probably be closed to site visitors from Four.30pm-6pm as we speak. They’re…
- Rajinee Street from Pinklao Bridge to Pan Phipob intersection
- Na Phra That Street
- Chan Street
- Na Phra Lan Street
- Maharat Street
- Thai Wang Street
- Rajdamnoen Street
- Sanam Chai Street from Pom Padet intersection to Ror Dor circle
The BTS skytrain, MRT together with the Purple Line, Airport Rail Hyperlink and the bus speedy 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 can even transport folks with out cost to areas by the river the place folks can benefit from the occasion.
The State Railway of Thailand can even run some free trains…
Prepare 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 Put up).
Prepare No.326 leaving Chachoengsao for Bangkok at 9.20am and return prepare No. 325 scheduled to go away Bangkok at eight.05pm; Prepare 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 Put up).
The royal barge procession is the final in a collection 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 relations additionally attending the ceremony.
For safety causes, all spectators might want to go by means of safety checkpoints and present their ID playing cards or passports. There’s additionally a hotline about site visitors preparations out there by dialling 1194 across the clock.
SOURCES: Bangkok Put up | Thai PBS World
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