Bangkok – The Royal Household Bureau announced Thursday the closure of the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) from October 1 until October 29 in preparation for the royal cremation ceremonies of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away last year, October 13, 2016.
According to the bureau, the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha will be reopened to the public on Oct 30.
Paying respects to the late King’s urn, which is on display the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall inside the Grand Palace, will be allowed until September 30.
The royal funeral ceremonies are scheduled to take place at Sanam Luang from Oct 25-29, with the royal cremation on Oct 26, Bangkok Post reported.
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