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Travel recommendations regarding Mourning Period for King Bhumibol

 

At 19:00pm on Thursday 13th October, Thai authorities announced the death of Thailand's king Bhumibol Adulyadej. The king passed after a 70-year reign and 'was truly loved and revered by his people.

This is a time of deep sorrow for the Thai people and will be respected across the country. Prime minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha announced several measures of national mourning, including public officials and offices displaying their mourning through uniforms and flags flying half mast.

The Thailand Toursim Authority still encourages travellers to continue as normal. All they ask if for travellers to demonstrate respect for the Thai people, by refraining from behaviour that may be interpreted as disrespectful or disorderly.

There may be some disruption of commercial and public services during the mourning period, especially during the first 30 days (until the 13th of November). Tourist attractions are open with the exception of Wat Pra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

Most significantly, Chiang Mai municipality has officially announced the cancellation of the Loy Kratong and Yi Peng festivals this year (12-15th of November).

For updates on all entertainment options that are affected, please see this link.

For all other updates, please refer to the Thailand Tourism Authority website.

 
Credit: nalanda.org


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