- This rare green space, totaling around 30 acres was originally used for the cremation of members of the royal family. Today it is used for the Royal Plowing Ceremony, when the King opens the rice-growing season each May as well as for the ritual bathing of monks during Songkran. For the rest of the year, the flat field is used for strolling, picnicking, football playing, the occasional concert and political rally and flying kites. The latter is particularly popular in February and April. Various hawkers, selling everything from fortunes to amulets, dot the outskirts.
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