It was announced yesterday (November 2) by the Culture Ministry that a ban was now in place to prevent people from entering the interior of the Royal Crematorium of his late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

After people reportedly touched exhibits and carried out other acts inside deemed inappropriate during Wednesday’s trial opening to the public.

HRH Princess Maha Sirindhorn oversaw the opening ceremony of the Royal Crematorium Thursday morning which once complete the Culture Ministry announced another rule that photography was prohibited with the grounds of the crematorium complex.

A trial run of 16,500 members of the public was held on Wednesday which included government officials, monks, school children, disabled people and other Thai citizens separated into three groups and each group was permitted into the complex for one hour.

Photos made their way online showing people posing at the crematorium while others showed people touching the exhibits and artwork leading officials to make the decision that people would only be permitted into the grounds of the crematorium not inside the building itself.

Anan Choochote the director-general of the Fine Arts Department announced that from November 2 people could only visit the surroundings of the crematorium.

An estimated 100,000 people are expected to visit the crematorium each day throughout the rest of November which opens from 7am until 10pm at night, however that number may change now members of the public will not be permitted into the crematorium itself.

Source: The Nation

Content: Love Pattaya Thailand




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