During October 2012, navy personnel will be taking part in weekly rehearsals for the Royal Barge Procession along the Chao Phraya River to Wat Arun. The final event will take place on Friday 9th November. Anyone can go along and watch any of the rehearsals You don’t need to buy a ticket. Just find a park along the river. The procession starts at 3 p.m. from Rama VIII Bridge. They close the river four hours beforehand. Public piers are also closed. But, it is worth the effort if you can find somewhere to watch.