King Bhumibol’s Cremation On Oct 26

King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be cremated on Oct 26. The funeral will take place over a five 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. Thailand’s military government has allocated 1 billion baht ($29.4 million) for the funeral of King Bhumibol,A 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-and-surrounding-pavilions-for-the-late-Thai-King-Bhumibol-Adulyadej-is-under-construction-inside-Sanam-Luang-park,-in-front-of-the-Grand-Palace-in-Bangkokthe-cremation-for-the-late-Thai-King-Bhumibol-Adulyadej.The funeral pyre and surrounding pavilions for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is under construction inside Sanam Luang park, in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

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 red fabric ropes that will be used to pull the royal chariot for the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Naval Dockyard in Thon Buri.
red fabric ropes that will be used to pull the royal chariot for the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Naval Dockyard in Thon Buri.

The complex, 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.

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

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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