King Bhumibol’s Funeral and Cremation On Oct 26

King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be cremated on Oct 26. The funeral will take place over a 5 day period. Bhumibol was 88, when he died on Oct 13, 2016. He was the world’s longest-reigning monarch. His rule spanned seven decades. The military government has set 3 billion baht ($90 million) for the funeral of King Bhumibol.Bhumibol-funeralA Thai woman weeps as she holds on to a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in a line to offer condolences for the king at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. Grieving Thais went to work dressed mostly in black Friday morning, just hours after the palace announced the death of their beloved King Bhumibol, the politically fractious country's unifying figure and the world's longest-reigning monarch

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The whole country will be in mourning for the beloved king. The last monarch’s funeral was in 1950.

The funeral pyre, which will include towering pavilions and hundreds of statues of gods and mythical beasts, represents Mount Meru which is a sacred mountain with five peaks in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist cosmology and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes where Thais believe Bhumibol’s spirit will return.Bhumibol-funeral

King Maha Vajiralongkorn, is expected to hold his coronation soon after the cremationThailand's-King-Bhumibol-Adulyadej

Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn with Srirasmi naked during her birthday party that was attended by 600 guests. Cheers Thailand for the new king of kings
Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn with Srirasmi naked during her birthday party that was attended by 600 guests. Cheers Thailand for the new king of kings

Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn with his bodyguard+mistress Suthida - Nui
Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn with his bodyguard+mistress Suthida – Nui
-Vajiralongkorn-and-his-mistress-Goy-wearing-fake-tattoos-and-interesting-clothes-at-the-Riem-Arcaden-mall-in-Munich-on-June-10-2016
King-Vajiralongkorn-and-his-mistress-Goy-wearing-fake-tattoos-and-interesting-clothes-at-the-Riem-Arcaden-mall-in-Munich-on-June-10-2016

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, right, walks with Queen Sirikit and their 13-year-old son, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, through the gardens of their residence at Sunninghill, Berkshire, where they stayed during their private visit to Britain in 1996
Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, right, walks with Queen Sirikit and their 13-year-old son, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, through the gardens of their residence at Sunninghill, Berkshire, where they stayed during their private visit to Britain in 1996

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