Part of Bangkok’s unique heritage are its barges which have since days of old been part of stately occasions and festivals. One of the best places to get an insight into these majestic vessels and see them up close is at the Royal Barges Museum in Bangkok. The museum can be found by a canal that connects up with the Chao Phraya River and staying at a Bangkok resort or hotel by the riverside affords an ideal opportunity to explore this area of the city. Considered one of the finest 5 star hotels in Bangkok, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is well worth considering and is an ideal starting point to your excursions.
Plan a trip to the Royal Barges Museum where visitors are given a unique chance to see these intricately carved and elaborately decorated vessels. Constructed from teak, the barges vary in length with the longest being the 46 metre long “Suphannahonse”! There are around eight vessels on display here each with distinctive prows that depict mythical creatures and figures that are adorned with various decorations. Look to visit during the Royal Barge Ceremony where one can witness some of these barges in action along the river.
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