Thailand has entered the final month of the official mourning period as the anniversary of the death of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the royal funeral are approaching. There are some closures around Bangkok that you should know about before making plans, or if you already have plans it is advised that you check with your hotel or activity planner to verify they are still proceeding as normal.
From October 1st-29th there will be closures of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok’s most visited sights, along with restricted access is the surrounding area. In addition to road closures and traffic disruption, you can expect that some small businesses will be closed, as many people will want to attend the funeral ceremonies. There will be six processions during from the 23rd-29th of October.
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