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 Closed 14-20 October 2016
Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) Open as usual
Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) Open as usual
National Museum Bangkok
Queen’s Gallery Open as usual (09.00-16.00 Hrs.)
Closed 14-16 October 2016
Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium Closed until further notice
Lumpini Boxing Stadium Ramindra
Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum Closed for one month from October 2016
Closed 14-16 October 2016
The Alcazar Cabaret, Pattaya Open as usual (daily show times at 17.00, 18.30, 20.00 and 21.30 Hrs., but the last show has been cancelled until end of October 2016
Tiffany’s Show, Pattaya Open as usual (daily show times at 18.00, 19.30 and 21.00 Hrs.)
Muay Thai Live at Asiatique The Riverfront Closed, until 17 October 2016
Siam Niramit Open as usual (17.00-20.00 Hrs.)
Phuket Simon Cabaret Open as usual (18.00-22.30 Hrs.)
Calypso at Asiatique The Riverfront Open as usual (no alcohol)
The Square Buddha Amulet Market, Bangkok Closed until further notice
Chiang Mai Walking Street on Saturday and Sunday & Chiang Mai Night Bazaar Closed until further notice
• 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