Culture Ministry to hold exhibition on royal barge procession

The Ministry of Culture is organizing an exhibition on the Royal barge procession from October 25 to November 11, 2019, in Bangkok. The procession is part of nationwide celebrations of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua coronation earlier this year.
At 7:29 a.m. on Sunday (Oct 20), the Culture Minister, Ittipol Khunploem, presided over a religious ceremony at the exhibition. The rite was performed by the Brahmin chief priest, Phra Maharajchakru Sriwisutthikun.
The exhibition is divided into three zones. The first zone shows the history coronations since the Rattanakosin period. The second zone features an extravagant three dimensional show in commemoration of Royal grace. The third zone offers knowledge about the Royal barges since the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin eras. The exhibition also has an open market and includes cultural performances. The event is designed to present traditional architecture. Staff will be available to assist people with disabilities and senior citizens.
“I would like all Thais to visit this exhibition. The exhibition offers knowledge about the coronation and the Royal barge procession. It is one of the important events that the government organizes to honor His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The government wants every Thai person to experience the beauty and detail of this Royal ceremony and the Royal barge procession. They’re elegant and we’re all familiar them. Not many people, however, understand all the information. All Thais should be informed of the ceremonial procedures.”
The exhibition is open to public from October 25 to November 11, 2019, between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., at Sanam

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