|Ayutthaya Kayaking Experience [AKE] will hold the kayaking event “In King Narai’s Trail” from 8 till 10 October 2016. The Lopburi River will be
descended from Sing Buri until Ayutthaya in 3 days.
The Lopburi River is a tributary of the Chao Phraya River in central Thailand. It splits from the Chao Phraya River at Tambon Bang Phutsa, Singburi. The
river flows through the Singburi, Lopburi and Ayutthaya provinces and enters the Pa Sak River at Wat Tong Pu in Ayutthaya. The river is 96 Km long of
which 62 Km flows through Ayutthaya Province.
King Narai (r. 1656-1688) used the Lopburi River for his boat travels between the Grand Palace in Ayutthaya and the palace in Lopburi. The King boarded
at the Wasukri landing in front of the Grand Palace in Ayutthaya, turned into Khlong Sra Bua, to join the Lopburi in the north. He disembarked at the old
royal harbor at the back of the Lopburi palace and entered the Lady's Court through the western gate "Yatra Kasattri" after climbing a flight of stairs, called
"the fifty-one steps".
This kayak event has a triple function. It is a uncommon sport event by paddling the whole stretch from the mouth of the Lopburi River in Singburi till the
confluence with the Pa Sak River in Ayutthaya by kayak; It is at the same time a cultural event in which the participants can experience the importance of
the waterways in the Ayutthayan era - the veins of life of the former Kingdom; Finally it will bear the roots of an ecological event by making the people
aware that the river - a heaven for birds, animals and fish and a source of sweet water - should not be polluted by using it as an open sewer and garbage
The track of the kayak trip on Google map can be found here under:
Disclaimer: Ayutthaya Kayaking Experience [AKE] will not be reliable for any accidents or incidents occurred during the event. It is the responsibility of
the participants to take the necessary precautions to avoid any physical injury, traffic incident, animal attack, theft, and damage to equipment. Participants are
advised to take an accident or sport insurance (if not covered by the health insurance).
|In King Narai's Trail