Thailand Royal Funeral – Site Closures
We are approaching the historical event of the Royal Cremation of H.M. the late King, Bumibhol Adulyadej, which takes place on Thursday, 26th of October, 2017, which means you should be aware that some areas in Bangkok will be closed from 25-29 October, 2017, especially those near to the Grand Palace where the ceremony will be held. The closing includes Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha,Wat Pho, Hellfire Pass Kanchanaburi, Jim Thompson House, Thonburi Klongs and Bang Pa In Summer Palace, but will reopen on the 30th of October, 2017.
Please note that most sites in Thailand are closed on Thursday, 26th of October, 2017, as well, as this day has been declared a public holiday due to the King’s cremation.
The ceremony is scheduled as following:
October 26: The body of the late King will be moved from the throne hall to the royal crematorium at Sanam Luang where the royal cremation will be held.
October 27: Following the cremation, a royal ceremony will be held to collect the royal relics of the late King at the royal crematorium.
October 28: A royal merit-making rite for the royal relics will be held in the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall.
October 29: A royal ceremony will be held to enshrine the royal relics at the Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall at 10.30 am, and the ashes of the late King will be kept separately at Wat Rajabopit and Wat Bowon Niwet, winding up the five-day ceremony.
Our thoughts and respect go to the people in Thailand.