The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has issued an advisory to all tourists and for everyone living in the kingdom during the funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej to be “respectful” and make sure they behave appropriately.
Funeral ceremonies will take place from the 25-29 of October with the cremation taking place on October 26, which has been declared a public holiday to allow the population to take part in paying their respects to the late king.
The announcement noted that all tourist attractions across the kingdom would be open as per usual during the five day funeral ceremonies with the exception of the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
They also elaborated saying that all banks, shopping centres, transport and hospitals would operate as usual with the exception of October 26.
Many Thai people will be wearing black cloths during the funeral period, this is not a requirement of tourists but they requested where possible for people to wear respectful clothing when out in public.
Source : Coconuts
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