In Bangkok, a city that is geared to attract tourists from all corners of the world, attractions and appeals of many forms can be found everywhere, to please almost every type of visitor. In this cosmopolitan metropolis, one will surely not be bored for a day, given the plethora of things to do and see.
Remnants of the grandeur of the olden day, strictly void of the fickle of the modern day technological advancements are also carefully stored here in Bangkok, for those who still find allurement in the intricate pieces of art that was crafted by the ancestors of these locals. The National Museum of Royal Barges, holds a fascinating collection of these remnants, in which excellent craftsmanship in wonderful degrees is displayed. The Royal Barges National Museum can be found on the northern rim of the Bangkok Noi canal.
In this beautiful museum, you will find historical royal barges that were used by ancient monarchs for processions as well as for the purpose of navigating through waters. These barges are magnificent works of art that combine excellent workmanship with the exquisite Thai art, with the resultant glory displayed in the ancient models.
The Royal Barge Procession, which has been taking place as a significant ceremony both in terms of religion and royalty, has seen some of the barges displayed in this museum floating under the glorious sun. The Royal Barges Procession, which has been a part of the culture of Thailand for 700 long years, is however a rare event, that only took place 16 times during the reign of King Bhumibol Aduljadej that spanned over 60 years.
The amazing beauty of these wonderful barges will give you a hint of what the culture and tradition of the Thai people are like. A culture it is, that has stood the test of time, faced the cruel competition of rapid development, and emerged victorious.
If you are planning to visit the Royal Barges National Museum when you are in Bangkok, it could be advised to take a Bangkok cruise tour to the location. Anantara Cruises Thailand, do arrange Bangkok cruises to its most famous of locations, hence this option which takes you along the water offers truly unforgettable accommodation.