Thailand: Golden Palanquin Phra Yannamat Sam Lamkhan

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Phra Yannamat Sam Lamkhan, or the Golden Palanquin with Three Poles, is used to transfer the royal urn from Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace to Phra Maha Phichai Ratcharot (the Great Victory Royal Chariot).

The royal urn is placed upon the Phra Maha Phichai Ratcharot on the eastern side of Wat Phra Chetupon (Wat Pho). This palanquin was built in the reign of King Rama II for use to carry the royal urn of King Rama I.

Phra Yannamat Sam Lamkhan is made of carved wood, lacquered, and gilded. It is 7.73 meters long and 1.78 meters high and weighs 700 kilograms. It is borne with three poles by two shifts of 60 persons.

Source: http://www.kingrama9.net
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