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Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thursday, 26 October, will be the Royal Cremation Day. This will also be a public holiday to allow the people of Thailand to take part in paying final tributes to the late King.

The process of the Royal Cremation will last five days. Visitors will find that most transport, banks, shopping areas, hospitals and other public services will be operating as normal. Tourist attractions across Thailand will be open as usual.

This will be a sombre time for Thai people. You may expect many Thai people wearing black clothes as they pay their respects to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Visitors do not need to wear black but you should wear respectful clothing and should refrain from conducting any inappropriate or disrespectful behaviour.

Sandalwood flowers

Sandalwood Flowers

Sandalwood flowers are used in cremation ceremonies in Thailand. The fragrance of sandalwood is believed to lead the souls of the deceased to heaven. People in Thailand are invited to offer sandalwood flowers as final tributes to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the Royal Cremation Day.

You can find out more at this designated Royal Cremation site and the TAT newsroom

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