This annual event aims to promote the reservoir and the Khao Tao cloth weaving community which is a royal project initiated by His Majesty the King. Apart from promoting tourism in Hua Hin, it also fosters traditional Thai culture of Thailand. The Hua Hin Municipality is organizing an annual traditional long-tailed boat race to win the trophy of His Majesty the King, according to Ms. Busaba Chokesuchart.
In Thailand, the traditional long-tailed boat race usually takes place during the flood season when the water level is high and rising in canals and rivers.
It also coincides with some Buddhist ceremonies, such as presenting robes to monks after the Buddhist Lent or gilding Buddha images, so as to make them more colorful and lively. It is a symbol of long-cherished local art and culture of Thailand where people’s life has long been closely attached with rivers and water.