Cremation date set

The people of Thailand will say their final farewell to the highly respected late King Bhumibol on October 26th.

The cremation will be held at Sanam Luang, near the Grand Palace.

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The ceremony is sure to attract millions of mourners from around the Kingdom, who will descend in their masses to pay their final respects.

It has been 80 years since the nation witnessed a funeral for a monarch and there is no doubt that the people will cherish the opportunity to say goodbye to the revered king.

Born on the 5th of December 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA, he ascended to the throne on the 9th of June 1946.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej died on the 13th of October 2016, ruling the nation for 70 years and 126 days.

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