How to visit the Royal Crematorium
By Richard Barrow
Updated: 1st December 2017 – exhibition will open until the end of 2017
Referred to as Phra Merumas (Golden Crematorium), the Royal Crematorium is where the Royal Urn is placed on the pyre (Phra Chittakathan) for the cremation. Traditionally, it was built as a temporary construction in the middle of the city for cremating a deceased king or queen, or high-ranking royal, and is recorded for the first time in the Ayutthaya period.
The Royal Crematorium for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be open for viewing by the general public from 2nd to 30th November 2017. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will preside over the opening ceremony. There will also be an exhibition about His Majesty. Not many details have been released yet, but I will update below as and when information comes in.
Our thanks and appreciation to Richard Barrows for sharing this very useful and timely information. You can read more of Richard’s blogs here: http://www.thaitravelblogs.com/
Drone photo of the Royal Crematorium by Sakka Assadodorn www.facebook.com/sakka.assadodorn