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  Reua Krut Heun Het

 

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The Reua Krut Heun Het escort barge (fig.) on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, during the final rehearsal for the Royal Barge Procession in support of the Royal Kathin Ceremony at Wat Arun (fig.) on 9 November 2012. This barge has the figurehead of a red-coloured Garuda (fig.) and is manned by 34 rowers and 2 helmsmen. The oarsmen are dressed in pink trousers, a dark-blue to purplish shirt trimmed with gold, and a red Malabiang-helmet. The oars are silver with a red handle. Reua Krut Heun Het sails in pair (fig.) with Reua Krut Tret Traichak (fig.).

See also PROCESSION LINE-UP.