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Thailand International Swan Boat Races

Racing the graceful oriental Swan Boats has become an international sport with more than 20 teams, including England, Australia and the United States, participating in the annual world championships held in November in Bangkok, on the river near the ancient capital of Siam, Ayutthaya. The elegant swan boats are long, narrow round-bottomed boats with upturned bows intricately carved that resemble swan heads, while the stern represents a flowing tail.

Venue: The Bangsai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre on the Chao Phraya River

Date: September 2014 TBA