The Fine Arts Department,
Ministry of Culture, had revealed details of performances during the royal
cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. There will be a Khon
performance at the Royal Merit-Making Pavilion and three performance stages in
the northern area of Sanam Luang. Performances on all three stages will begin
at 18.00 hr and end at 06.00 hr the next day. The performances will be halted
when the royal rites are performed in the royal crematorium.
His Majesty King Maha
Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has commanded that a new book of
Buddhist chants be published for the merit-making ceremony in memory of His
Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and for the chanting of holy mantras
for Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 9 June 2017, starting from 18.00 hr. The book
will add nine chants, making 37 chants and 94 pages in total, including a
picture drawn by the King Maha Vajiralongkorn. It will be distributed to the
ceremony attendees and officials from the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of
Education, Ministry of Public Health, National Office of Buddhism, and Bangkok
His Majesty King Maha
Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has graciously granted the public
permission to access the royal area, the Dusit Palace courtyard, to attend the
exhibition "The great King of the Country and Philosopher of Waters,"
which honors His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej for developing water
resources and water management in agriculture. The exhibition run from now
until the end of June 2017.
The Royal Thai Army Ordnance
Department has been assigned to build the Royal Artillery Carriage, which has
the same design as the carriage used in the cremation of His Majesty King
Ananda Mahidol, or King Rama VIII, for the cremation of His Majesty the late
King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The training at the 11th Infantry Regiment of the
King's Bodyguard will be on 21 and 28 September 2017. The training at the
location of the cremation will take place on 7 and 12 October 2017 and the
rehearsal on 21 October 2017.
The Ministry of Interior is
coordinating with all provinces to prepare for the cremation ceremony of His
Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. A total of 878 sites across the country
have been prepared by the provinces for ceremonies linked to the cremation. In
addition, the Government invites people to participate in making artificial
sandalwood flowers with their province's own symbolic flowers.