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WEDNESDAY, October 05, 2022
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Royal procession rehearsal open to public

Royal procession rehearsal open to public

THURSDAY, October 05, 2017

Members of the public can watch a rehearsal on Saturday of the elaborate royal procession for HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Royal Cremation Ceremony.

The rehearsal will take place around Sanam Luang. 
Watchers are required to wear polite black clothes and produce their national identification cards at a screening point in the area. 
The following roads will be closed 10pm today : Rajdamnoen Avenue, Sanam Chai Road, Lak Muang Road, Kanlayanamaitree Road, Charoenkrung Road, Phra Pipit Road, Tai Wang Road, Maharaj Road (next to Grand Palace), Maharaj Road (next to Mahathat Temple), Phra Chan Road, Settakarn Road, Chetuphon Road, Phraya Petch Road, Na Phra Lan Road, Na Phra Tat Road, Rajini Road, Phra Arthit Road and Soi Saran Rom. 


The Royal Cremation ceremonies for HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will run from October 25 to 29. 
Major rehearsals for the royal processions will take place tomorrow and on October 15 and 21. 
To facilitate the events, some Bangkok roads will be closed and waterways affected: 

Royal procession rehearsal open to public

From today at 10pm until tomorrow, road closures include:
Rajdamnoen Avenue, Sanam Chai Road, Lak Muang Road, Kanlayanamaitree Road, Charoenkrung Road, Phra Pipit Road, Tai Wang Road, Maharaj Road (next to the Grand Palace), Maharaj Road (next to Mahathat Temple), Phra Chan Road, Settakarn Road, Chetuphon Road, Phraya Petch Road, Na Phra Lan Road, Na Phra Tat Road, Rajini Road, Phra Arthit Road and Soi Saranrom.

From October 25 to 29, the following roads will be off limits to vehicles: 
Rajdamnoen Nai Avenue, Sanam Chai Road, Lak Mueang Road, Kanlayanamaitree Road, Charoenkrung Road, Phra Pipit Road, Tai Wang Road, Maharaj Road, Phra Chan Road, Settakarn Road, Chetuphon Road, Phraya Petch Road, Na Phra Lan Road, Na Phra Tat Road, Rajinee Road, Phra Arthit Road and Soi Saranrom. 

On October 25 from noon to 9pm, October 26 from 6am to 11pm, and October 27 from 8am to 2pm:
Boat traffic will be suspended in areas north of the Krung Thon Bridge and areas south of the King Taksin Bridge.
No maritime cargo ships will be allowed except for government vessels.
Chao Phraya Express Boats will not stop at Tha Chang, Phra Arthit or Rajini piers. 
Ferry services will also be suspended at the Phra Chan Nuea, Maharaj and Tha Chang piers.