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November 13, 2013 OTA News No Comments Email Email

On the occasion of the Kings Birthday on December 5th, Hotels.com, the leading online hotels reservation website, found the best riverside vantage points to view the royal barge procession and celebrate the King’s birthday in style.

The King’s Birthday is one of the biggest national holidays and the perfect time to celebrate by watching the royal barge procession, which is a 700 year old ancient tradition and a fantastic sight to witness.

Chao Phraya plays host to the royal procession of 52 gilded boats, shaped like swans and other mythical sea creatures featuring over 2,000 rowers.

Hotels.com suggests the top 3 hotels where you can get a perfect view of the Royal Barge Procession.

Hotel: Sala Rattanakosin, 5*

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The Sala Rattanakosin offers old world charm right in the heart of Bangkok. Located right next to Wat pho and Wat Arun the Sala offers the best in world class facilities and a great view of the royal procession. Guaranteed for a splendid time!

For more information head to hotels.com

Hotel: Riva Surya, 4*

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The Riva Surya and its’ spectacular riverside restaurant and excellent cuisine offer a great venue in which to view the festivities.

For more information head to hotels.com

Hotel: Praya Palazzo, 5*

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One of the oldest and most glamorous hotels in Bangkok, the Praya Pallazzo elegance links perfectly with the ancient tradition of the royal barge procession. Viewers can lounge on the outside pool deck with a cocktail or view the procession from the hotel’s lazy river, the only one of its kind in Bangkok.

For more information head to hotels.com

Fun Fact: The royal barge procession is sacred due to the importance of water to the Thai culture, with the popular expression ‘nam jai’ translating as ‘water of the heart’.

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