Royal cremation

STARTING DATE: 13 Sep 2017

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Royal Cremation Ceremony for the late King Bhumibol

Royal cremation
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11 Jan 2018

Removal begins

The removal of the royal crematorium begins and will take about 60 days. Parts of the structure, surrounding buildings and sculptures will be moved to Pathum Thani.

11 Jan 2018
Removal begins
31 Dec 2017

Cremation brings out the best in Thais

The night prior the ceremony, tens of thousands of Thais were eagerly waiting in a line that stretched as far as Sam Sen Road hundreds of metres away for a chance to participate in the historic moment.

31 Dec 2017
Cremation brings out the best in Thais
31 Dec 2017

One of the saddest days

On the night of Oct 25, preceding the royal cremation day, people secured almost every inch of space around Sanam Luang. They knew that in the hours ahead the royal processions would pass by where they were sitting and move towards the royal crematorium in Sanam Luang.

31 Dec 2017
One of the saddest days
31 Dec 2017

Event of the year

No event was grander in scale or significance than the royal funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the end of October.

31 Dec 2017
Event of the year
24 Nov 2017

Loyalty in pictures

Photos from all regions capturing the events culminating in the royal cremation of the late King Bhumibol are exhibited at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre until Sunday.

24 Nov 2017
Loyalty in pictures
23 Nov 2017

The final resting place

Wat Bowon Niwet, where the ashes of King Bhumibol Adulyadej are enshrined, is steeped in centuries-old royal culture.

23 Nov 2017
The final resting place
17 Nov 2017

Probe underway

Police raid a factory in Lat Phrao and detain the owner and some workers on suspicion of producing counterfeit royal cremation commemorative pins and other items.

17 Nov 2017 1
Probe underway
8 Nov 2017

Scandal governors set down

Governors of Chon Buri and Nonthaburi have been given inactive positions instead of praiseworthy transfers after they shamed the royal cremation ceremonies.

8 Nov 2017 15
Scandal governors set down
3 Nov 2017

Special occasion spoiled

Some inconsiderate visitors have made off with "mementoes" from the royal crematorium at Sanam Luang, forcing authorities to declare parts of the site off-limits.

3 Nov 2017
Special occasion spoiled
3 Nov 2017

Reprise: The royal ceremonies

A special exhibition gives mourners one last chance for the next month to see late King's grand cremation rituals.

3 Nov 2017
Reprise: The royal ceremonies