Thailand: Royal Chariot Phra Maha Phichai Ratcharot

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Phra Maha Phichai Ratcharot, or the Great Victory Royal Chariot, is made of carved wood, lacquered and gilded, and decorated with glass. It was built in the reign of King Rama I for the royal cremation of Somdet Phra Pathom Borommahachanok, the father of King Rama I, in 1795.

Later, it has been used to carry the royal urns of kings, queens, and members of the royal family. There is a Busabok (small pavilion) on the Phra Maha Phichai Ratcharot.

Length: 18 meters
Width: 4.85 meters
Weight: 13.7 tons

Pulled by 216 persons.
Front: 172 persons
Back: 44 persons

Source: http://www.kingrama9.net
The Committee on Public Relations for the Royal Cremation for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Date: 21 June 2017

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