Royal Cre­ma­to­rium repli­cas set up na­tion­wide


The repli­cas will be open to mourn­ers to place san­dal­wood flow­ers in hon­our of the late King from 9am on Oc­to­ber 26. Then there will be an hours-long break at about the time that HM King Maha Va­ji­ra­longkorn – the only son of the late monarch – arrives at the Royal Cre­ma­to­rium to per­form rit­u­als re­lated to the cer­e­monies.

“San­dal­wood flow­ers can be placed again at about 6pm,” Suthipa said.

As many as 61 mil­lion san­dal­wood flow­ers will be roy­ally pro­vided for peo­ple across the coun­try.

Peo­ple must wear ap­pro­pri­ate clothes and court shoes to en­ter the grounds of the Royal Cre­ma­to­rium repli­cas.

Giant screens will be erected to en­sure par­tic­i­pants can see the live broad­cast of the Royal Cre­ma­tion cer­e­monies while wait­ing to place san­dal­wood flow­ers at each lo­ca­tion.

home and I will follow his teach­ings. I will follow in his foot­steps.”

Kan­jana Klong-anan, a se­nior ex­ec­u­tive at Siam Com­mer­cial Bank and a re­cip­i­ent of King Bhu­mi­bol’s schol­ar­ship, said she cried the hard­est in her life on Oc­to­ber 13 last year upon learn­ing about the King’s pass­ing.

She ad­mit­ted she still felt sad de­spite the pas­sage of time. But hav­ing looked up to the late King all her life, she thought her role model would be un­happy if his peo­ple were just buried in grief. “I be­lieve all of us had bet­ter fo­cus on do­ing our duty well and em­brac­ing His Majesty’s teach­ings. That must be what His Majesty would want to see, I think,” Kan­jana said.

The suc­cess­ful work­ing woman has pledged to share her knowl­edge with oth­ers in the hope of creat­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for them.

“I in­tend to be a giver,” Kan­jana said, fol­low­ing in the foot­step of the late King’s many acts of giv­ing.

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