Recognising the importance of preserving Thailand's river-based cultural traditions, the Tourism Authority of Thailand initiated the kingdom’s first long-boat race contest in 1986. Since 1988, a series of long-boat race contests have been held on the local and national level. With the growing popularity of the event, in September 1999, the first international boat race was held on the Chao Phraya River near the Rama IX Bridge in Bangkok. Since then, it has become an annual international event drawing the participation of boat teams from around the world.
The international long-boat races have also evolved into an important vehicle for the preservation of Thai culture and traditions and the promotion of tourism to Thailand.
THE THAILAND INTERNATIONAL SWAN BOAT RACES AND
The 2010 Thailand International Swan Boat Races and Long Boat Race Championships Thailand will be held on September 18 - 19, 2010, on the section of the Chao Phraya River at the Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province.
Between the races, there’s time for a leisurely stroll around the Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre.
THE BANG SAI ROYAL FOLK ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTRE
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Office
Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre in Ayutthaya
22nd THAILAND INTERNATIONAL SWAN BOAT RACES AND LONG BOAT RACE CHAMPIONSHIP THAILAND
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22nd THAILAND INTERNATIONAL SWAN BOAT RACES AND LONG BOAT RACE CHAMPIONSHIP THAILAND September 18 - 19, 2010 At the Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Admission is free.