Thai People Lay Sandalwood Flowers for His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
27 October 2017

On 26 October 2017, Thai people participated in the sandalwood flower offering activities organized throughout Thailand and abroad, coinciding with the Royal Cremation.

 Thai embassies around the world organized the sandalwood flower laying ceremony, allowing Thai people living abroad to pay a final tribute to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The events were attended by Thai nationals, officials, local people, and distinguished guests in each country. For example, more than 400 people in the Philippines joined the ceremony, in India approximately 500 people, and around 2,000 people in Switzerland.

The Thai government had organized the sandalwood flower ceremony in replica crematoriums across the country. A large number of Thais participated in the activities in their provinces, aiming to pay a final homage to the late King. For example, 400 members of the Hmong hill tribe traveled to Chiang Mai by foot to attend this event; more than 20,000 people attended in Nakhorn Ratchasima province; and over 50,000 people attended the ceremony in Maha Sarakham province.