BANGKOK — A parade honoring Thai Olympians will take place at 3pm today in Bangkok and will likely complicate already notorious Friday traffic.
The convoy, which will consist of up to 20 cars and 60 motorcycles, is scheduled to depart the Hua Mak Sports Complex at 3pm.
It will continue along major roads and landmarks of the capital city such as Ramkhamhaeng, Rama IX, Din Daeng, Victory Monument, Phaya Thai, Petchaburi and Yommarat roads before ending at Government House around 5:30 pm, where a reception banquet will be hosted the military government for the athletes.
Large crowds are expected the route.
Highlights of the parade will be Sukanya Srisurat and Sopita Tanasan, who return from Rio with gold medals in weightlifting.
Other medalists are Tawin Hanprab (silver, Taekwondo); Pimsiri Sirikaew (silver, weightlifting); Sinphet Kruaithong (bronze, Taekwondo); and Panipat Wongpattanakit (bronze, weightlifting).
Threats of bad weather hang over the celebration, however: The Met’s forecast for today suggests a rainstorm may hit the capital city in the later afternoon.