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TAT advice on the Royal Religious Rites and status of attractions and events during the Mourning Period

TAT advice on the Royal Religious Rites and status of attractions and events during the Mourning Period


15 October 2016 at 19.30 hrs.

As Thailand is currently in a period of national mourning after the passing of the beloved monarch His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, many thousands of mourners have gathered around the Grand Palace in Bangkok to be present for the royal religious rites and ceremonies taking place and to pay their respects to the father of the nation. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to ask that members of the public stay updated via media announcements and notices from the Bureau of the Royal Household as well as the Royal Thai Government to ensure accurate information. We also request that the solemnity of these rites are observed and the visitors – local and international – wear respectful attire.

In the period of national mourning, some festivals and activities in the kingdom have been cancelled or postponed. Other events will go ahead as planned but may be toned down as a mark of respect. Please see the list of events that are postponed or cancelled in the following page.

The TAT would like to recommend that any visitors with travel or tourism plans reconfirm with agents and check local media regularly as well as follow the advice of the local authorities for announcements and updates. They should also be aware that in some areas transportation could be affected. We also ask tourists and visitors for their understanding and patience should they experience delays or some routes may be closed to traffic.

Status of tourist attractions 

The Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha Re-open 1 November 2016
Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) Open as usual
Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) Open as usual
National Museum Bangkok Open as usual
The Queen’s Gallery Open as usual
Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, Kanchanaburi Open as usual
Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium Re-open 1 November 2016
Lumpinee Boxing Stadium Ramintra Bangkok Re-open 1 November 2016
The Alcazar Cabaret, Pattaya Open as usual
Tiffany’s Show, Pattaya Open as usual
Muay Thai Live at Asiatique The Riverfront Open as usual
Siam Niramit Open as usual
Phuket Simon Cabaret Open as usual
Calypso at Asiatique The Riverfront Open as usual
Chiang Mai Walking Street on Wua Lai Road Open as usual
Chiang Mai Walking Street on Ratchadamnoen Road Open as usual
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar on Chang Khland Road Open as usual


For the status of events and festivals, please click here.Useful Links:
– The Bureau of the Royal Household – in Thai
– The Royal Thai Government: – in English
– Department of the Government Public Relations Department–  In English
– TAT Contact Center:

Tourism Authority of Thailand
International Public Relations Division
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2250 0246

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