The death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has shocked the Southeast Asian country. Thailand is now in an official period of mourning which will last a year. Now visitors to the country may be wondering what impact the situation will have on their journeys and how they can show their respect.
In this regard, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced that all visitors to Thailand can continue with their travel plans as normal. Furthermore, kindly be advised of the following:
• Many Thai people will be wearing black or white clothing as a sign of mourning. This is not required of visitors but if possible, they should wear sombre and respectful clothing when in public.
• Visitors should refrain from conducting any inappropriate or disrespectful behaviour.
• Tourist attractions will be open as usual with the exception of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the Grand Palace, as they will be the venue of the Royal Funeral Rites.
• The Government has asked for the cooperation from the entertainment venues; such as, bars and nightclubs to consider the opening of their business operations during this time. The decision will be made by the individual owners.
• Most of the traditional and cultural events will be taking place as usual, although the celebrations may be changed for appropriateness as a mark of respect, or the events may be dedicated to the memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
• All transport, banks, hospitals and other public services will be operating as usual.
• The related authorities have stepped up safety and security measures for all Thais and visitors to facilitate their travelling around the country.
• For any enquiries, please contact our TAT domestic offices or Tel.: 1672.
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
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|