Most of us will be aware that the cremation of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej takes place tomorrow, Thursday 26th of October.

The Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) has provided advice for visitors to the country during this sad and emotional time for the Thai people.

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The funeral will occur over a five day period, commencing on the 25th and concluding on the 29th of October, 2017. The actual cremation takes place at the Royal Crematorium at Sanam Luang on the 26th of October.

People should be aware that many roads will be closed to traffic due to security precautions. For those planning to attend the ceremony, you should make your preparations well in advance, to ensure you arrive with plenty of time to spare.

In addition to the actual cremation in Bangkok, there are replicas of the Royal Crematorium in every province, so that members of the public can pay tribute to the former king and present sandalwood flowers as they say goodbye on the 26th of October.

Many business will close on the 26th as a mark of respect. Some will close for a full day, while others may be open for half of the day.

TAT ask that tourists and expats should display an understanding and patience, when experiencing any form of inconvenience during the time of the funeral. Visitors should be respectful during this solemn period and let the Thai people pay their final tributes in peace.

Most Thai people are expected to don black or dark clothing, again as a sign of respect during the mourning period. TAT would advise that tourists and expats show regard for the situation by refraining from wearing bright colours or garish clothing.

The Tourist Authority of Thailand would like to thank the various governments around the world for their kind messages and support during this sad time.

Source: Thailand News

Content: Love Pattaya Thailand

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