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 http://brh.thaigov.net/brh-2011/index.php – in Thai
– The Royal Thai Government: http://www.thaigov.go.th/en/index.php – in English
– Department of the Government Public Relations Department http://thailand.prd.go.th/main.php?filename=index– In English
– TAT Contact Center: http://www.tatcontactcenter.com/index.php
Tourism Authority of Thailand
International Public Relations Division
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2250 0246