Grand Palace Closed during Royal Cremation Ceremony from 23-29 October 2017

The Thai Royal Government have recently announced the dates for the Royal Cremation Ceremony of his majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away in October 2016. The funeral rites and the cremation will take place from Monday 23 October and are expected to last for approximately one week. During this time the Royal Palace will be closed and there will be some access restrictions to places located close to the Royal Palace and its temples. Destination Asia Thailand will offer alternative tour arrangements for customers who were scheduled to visit the Grand Palace or attractions within the vicinity of the Royal Palace during this period.

The Royal Cremation Ceremony will take place on Thursday 26 October 2017 and it has been proclaimed as a National Holiday. Destination Asia Thailand office will be closed on this day as a remark of respect for the late King.

Visitors at this time are respectfully reminded that on this occasion it will be a time of great sadness for the whole nation . The Tourism Authority of Thailand recommends that visitors act and dress in a respectful manner during this period – not just in Bangkok, but throughout the whole Kingdom. Please note that Destination Asia Thailand will be operating as usual. However, banks and some other government related services will be closed on 26 October 2017.

Should you have any question or queries relating to the Royal Cremation Ceremony please do not hesitate to contact us at: thailand@destination-asia.com

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