The Royal Crematorium for HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is immaculately built and is the “pride of all Thais”, as the country prepares to say a final farewell to the much-revered late monarch.
HM King Bhumibol had reigned over Thailand for seven decades, with remarkable devotion to his people. His passing on October 13 last year plunged his entire nation into deep mourning, hence his upcoming Royal Cremation has huge significance to Thais worldwide.
Royal Cremation ceremonies are scheduled to run from October 25 to 29, with the actual cremation taking place on October 26.
A full dress-rehearsal for the royal processions in honour of the late King will take place on Saturday. Some roads in Bangkok will be closed to traffic during the day.
Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn, who oversaw construction of the Royal Crematorium, said on Friday that he was proud to have witnessed the smooth construction and impressive results.
“The structure is perfect and secure. It’s the pride of all Thais as it symbolises Thais’ gratefulness to their beloved King and Thai monarchy,” he said.
Standing tall in Sanam Luang, the Royal Crematorium will also be open to members of the public from November 2 and 30.