The Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Culture, had revealed details of performances during the royal cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. There will be a Khon performance at the Royal Merit-Making Pavilion and three performance stages in the northern area of Sanam Luang. Performances on all three stages will begin at 18.00 hr and end at 06.00 hr the next day. The performances will be halted when the royal rites are performed in the royal crematorium.

08 June 2017

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has commanded that a new book of Buddhist chants be published for the merit-making ceremony in memory of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and for the chanting of holy mantras for Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 9 June 2017, starting from 18.00 hr. The book will add nine chants, making 37 chants and 94 pages in total, including a picture drawn by the King Maha Vajiralongkorn. It will be distributed to the ceremony attendees and officials from the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Health, National Office of Buddhism, and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

06 June 2017
Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangul wished to assure visitors that foreign tourists are welcome to witness the historical royal cremation, which will be held from 25 to 29 October in Bangkok. Concurrently, the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Yuthasak Supasorn, stated that TAT offices nationwide and abroad will adjust all marketing strategies to conform with the ceremony. He added that tourists visiting the Kingdom during the period will be asked to observe the funeral dress code if they are in the vicinity of the ceremonies or visiting temples. The TAT Governor concluded that domestic and foreign tourists can travel as usual and engage in tourism activities as deemed appropriate. 
30 May 2017

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has graciously granted the public permission to access the royal area, the Dusit Palace courtyard, to attend the exhibition "The great King of the Country and Philosopher of Waters," which honors His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej for developing water resources and water management in agriculture. The exhibition run from now until the end of June 2017. 

27 May 2017

The Royal Thai Army Ordnance Department has been assigned to build the Royal Artillery Carriage, which has the same design as the carriage used in the cremation of His Majesty King Ananda Mahidol, or King Rama VIII, for the cremation of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The training at the 11th Infantry Regiment of the King's Bodyguard will be on 21 and 28 September 2017. The training at the location of the cremation will take place on 7 and 12 October 2017 and the rehearsal on 21 October 2017. 

15 May 2017

The Ministry of Interior is coordinating with all provinces to prepare for the cremation ceremony of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. A total of 878 sites across the country have been prepared by the provinces for ceremonies linked to the cremation. In addition, the Government invites people to participate in making artificial sandalwood flowers with their province's own symbolic flowers. 

11 May 2017