News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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Re: News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Post by Big Boy » Tue May 30, 2017 9:10 pm

Foreign tourists to be asked to wear 'polite clothing'

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is preparing to ask foreign tourists to wear appropriate clothing during the royal cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, to be held between Oct 25 and 29.

Officials will seek their cooperation to wear "polite clothing" to share their condolences with Thai people countrywide, TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said on Monday.

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Re: News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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Foreign tourists advised to avoid Bangkok during royal cremation

Foreign tourists are being advised to travel outside Bangkok during the royal cremation ceremony of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej in late October in move to avoid traffic congestion.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will release an official travel advisory for foreigners coming to Thailand in October to inform them about the royal cremation which will take place from October 25-29, according to the Thai National News Bureau.

Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangul said that in order to avoid traffic congestion, foreign visitors are advised to stay outside of Bangkok during the cremation period. Information on tourist attractions outside the capital will be included in the advisory, she said.
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Re: News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Post by Big Boy » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:04 pm

An interesting video passed to us by Nereus......

http://www.bangkokpost.com/vdo/thailand ... onsibility
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Re: News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Post by Big Boy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:32 am

We've been passed this article by Nereus, which is appropriate to this thread:

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Like a journey through clouds towards heaven, marvellous royal chariots and vehicles will be moving smoothly and gracefully around the Grand Palace and Sanam Luang in a stunning procession for the royal funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 26. Amid great sorrow and mourning, everyone will be mesmerised by the grandeur of the royal ceremonies befitting the great king.

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Grand Palace, Temple of Emerald Buddha closed from Oct 1-29

Post by PeteC » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:49 am

Please be sure to tell your friends and acquaintances who are planning a holiday trip in October about this. Foreign based travel agents may not, and nothing worse than being surprised and not able to visit what you want to visit, especially for those who have never been here before. Pete :cheers:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... m-oct-1-29

"The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or Wat Phra Kaew, will be closed from Oct 1 until Oct 29 in preparations for the royal cremation ceremonies of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The Royal Household Bureau on Thursday announced the temporary closure of the two venues.

People will be allowed to pay respects to the late King’s urn until Sept 30. The urn is on display in the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall inside the Grand Palace.

After the royal cremation, the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha will be reopened to tourists and members of the public on Oct 30, said the bureau.

King Bhumibol passed away on Oct 13 last year. Since then tens of thousands have been visiting to pay their respects every day.

The royal funeral ceremonies are scheduled to take place at Sanam Luang from Oct 25-29, with the royal cremation on Oct 26."
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Re: News and updates following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Post by Big Boy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:55 am

This link has some useful information:

http://www.thaitravelblogs.com/2017/09/ ... n-october/
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