Image of The Royal Crematorium by The Fine Arts Department of Thailand
13 October 2017 marks one year from the day King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away. As such, the month of October will see an increase in the number of people of Thailand returning to a period of mourning and reflection. Many Thais will be donning black outfits to pay their respects. Travelers are welcomed to visit and travel within Thailand as per normal. However, they are also encouraged to observe the nation with sensitivity during this time of grief and remembrance.
The Royal Thai Government has released full details on the royal cremation schedule and ceremony. Here are some important details:
For more detailed information on The Royal Cremation, please visit this link.
For the full schedule, please visit this link.
To help travelers navigate the country during this period, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has offered some tips:
Travelers are encouraged to be diligent and check for announcements on TAT’s website. For more information, please visit this link.