BANGKOK – Thai artists and craftsmen are putting the finishing touches on an elaborate crematorium complex ahead of the funeral of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70 years before his death on Oct. 13, 2016.
The crematorium, situated on a public field near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, is a representation of mystical Mount Meru, where gods reside, according to Buddhist and Hindu legends.
Oct. 6, 2017, photo, shows the royal crematorium and funeral complex for the late Thai King.
The complex features nine golden-spired pavilions and more than 100 sculptures and statues of angels, gods, mythical creatures and former kings.
King Bhumibol will be honored in an elaborate royal cremation ceremony from Oct. 25 to 29.
In this Sept. 8, 2017, photo, the royal chariot which will be used to carry the body and the royal urn of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, is displayed at the National Museum.
The events, which have a budget of 1 billion baht ($30 million), are the culmination of more than a year of official mourning.
In this Sept. 8, 2017, photo, Thai artists install a royal urn made of sandalwood which will be used in the royal crematorium for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Wonderful photos! Will be in BKK afternoon of 12 Jan for 1 night. Staying Holiday Inn as usual. Any chance you will be in town for meet up? Go to Jomtien for a few days on 13th then back to Langkawi.
Liz and Graham
YES! Free let’s try!!!
Looks like a fantastic job beside the time difficulty to get it planned and done especially since its a religious undertaking and not just some commercial site. All the best from http://www.phuketscene.com
Thank you very much. Yes agree they have done brilliantly!