• Short Summary

    THE COLOURFUL PAGEANT OF THE ROYAL BARGE PROCESSION IN BANGKOK.... A GLIMPSE OF THE UNHURRIED?

  • Description

    THE COLOURFUL PAGEANT OF THE ROYAL BARGE PROCESSION IN BANGKOK.... A GLIMPSE OF THE UNHURRIED LIFE OF THE 18TH CENTURY, AND THE FAMOUS COURT OF THE KING OF SIAM. THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN BY TRADITION NEW YELLOW ROBES ARE OFFERED TO THE BUDDHIST MONKS IN THE TEMPLES. BY TRADITION ALSO, THE KING VISITS ALL THE TEMPLES IN THE CITY TO PRESENT THE BRILLIANT ROBES.

    THE RIVER PROCESSION TO THE TEMPLES WHICH LINE ITS BANKS IS ALWAYS A MOST SPLENDID SIGHT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE SUN SHINES AND REFLECTS ON THE GOLDEN TEMPLES, THE GOLDEN BARGES AND THE RIVER ITSELF. THE BOATS, CARVED IN ALL, SHAPES AND SIZES, GLIDE ALONG THE RIVER TO THE SOUND OF THE CHANTING OF THE BOATMEN, THE SUN BEAMS GLINTING ON THE SWAN-LIKE FIGUREHEADS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2YC3RO6GWDBB1UF0UU6ZKFJG0
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YC3RO6GWDBB1UF0UU6ZKFJG0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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