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.