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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Recommendations regarding Mourning Period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Recommendations regarding Mourning Period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Here are some very good Recommendations regarding Mourning Period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, partially advised by the TAT or Tourist Authority of Thailand.

In a very short version, be respectful of and towards the Thai people and the whole nation dealing with their loss and their mourning, during the one year mourning period that has been announced including a one month period during which all entertainment events have been postponed or cancelled.

Right now, it's first of all very important to point out that everything is happening very peaceful although if there are things that are inconveniencing you, maybe that no alcohol is served for a few days and that entertainment venues, disco's and bars are closed, keep in mind that's it's temporarily.

Recommendations regarding Mourning Period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Recommendations regarding Mourning Period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The following link is well worth reading, it is the official version of the TAT or Tourist Authority of Thailand, check it out here. Please read up, inform yourself and act accordingly.

Here is the full text;

Thailand is now in an official period of mourning following the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

In this regard, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like all visitors to Thailand to continue with their travel plans as normal. Furthermore, kindly be advised of the following:
• Many Thai people will be wearing black or white clothing as a sign of mourning. This is not required of visitors but if possible, they should wear sombre and respectful clothing when in public.
• Visitors should refrain from conducting any inappropriate or disrespectful behaviour.
• Tourist attractions will be open as usual with the exception of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the Grand Palace, as they will be the venue of the Royal Funeral Rites.
• The Government has asked for the cooperation from the entertainment venues; such as, bars and nightclubs to consider the opening of their business operations during this time. The decision will be made by the individual owners.
• Most of the traditional and cultural events will be taking place as usual, although the celebrations may be changed for appropriateness as a mark of respect, or the events may be dedicated to the memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
• All transport, banks, hospitals and other public services will be operating as usual.
• The related authorities have stepped up safety and security measures for all Thais and visitors to facilitate their travelling around the country.
• For any enquiries, please contact our TAT domestic offices or Tel.: 1672.

TAT would like to thank all visitors for their understanding and supporting Thailand during this period of time.

Tourism Authority of Thailand
14 October 2016 at 16.00 hrs.

Here's a link by TAT, with the latest updates on cancelled, postponed events and status of popular tourist attractions, please check here.

Here's a link that explains how the Funeral Rites for King Bhumibol Adulyadej are expected to proceed, check the link here. It has been 70 years ago that Thailand had to say goodbye to a King, so it's a rather unique event, just as this mourning period is.

Hope this helps for now, keep an eye out for any updates, through my blog and many other social media outlets that deal with this issue and topic. Thanks.

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