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Cremation Ceremony of the King Rama 9
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Grand Palace, Temple of Emerald Buddha closed from Oct 1-29

The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or Wat Phra Kaew, will be closed from Oct 1 until Oct 29 in preparations for the royal cremation ceremonies of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

People will be allowed to pay respects to the late King’s urn until Sept 30. The urn is on display in the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall inside the Grand Palace.

After the royal cremation, the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha will be reopened to tourists and members of the public on Oct 30, said the bureau.

King Bhumibol passed away on Oct 13 last year. Since then tens of thousands have been visiting to pay their respects every day.

The royal funeral ceremonies are scheduled to take place at Sanam Luang from Oct 25-29, with the royal cremation on Oct 26.

News from Bangkok Post