Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    23,177
    Thanks
    2,007
    Thanked 1,741 Times in 1,175 Posts

    Royal crematorium draws thousands

    Royal crematorium draws thousands
    Published: 15/04/2012 at 02:56 PMOnline news:


    Masses of people continue to take time off during the Songkran holiday to visit the royal cremation site of Her Royal Highness Princess Bejraratana at Sanam Luang after it was opened to the public on Wednesday.

    About 90,000 people have braved the summer heat to witness the beautiful architecture and decoration of the royal crematorium and surrounding buildings over the first four days between Wednesday and Saturday. On Saturday alone, more than 50,000 Thais and foreigners visited the place, according to the Fine Arts Department.

    The site is open to the public until April 25.

    Department officials who took part in the design of the crematorium will serve as tour guides and explain concepts and meanings behind the architectural work to visitors four times daily – 10am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

    The royal chariot and palanquins used during the late princess’s funeral procession are on display at the Chariot Hall of the National Museum in Bangkok.

    HRH Princess Bejraratana died from a blood infection on July 27 at age 85.

    The royal crematorium was designed by Air Vice Marshal Arvuth Ngoenchuklin, former director-general of the Fine Arts Department and a national artist in Thai architecture.

    BANGKOK POST
    "There is no such thing as totally useless information"

    Bookshop: Our own bookshop
    News and Photos:Thailand Scribe​ | ​Thai Photo Blogs​ | Thai Travel News​
    Online Guidebooks:​ThailandGuidebook.com | ​BangkokGuidebook.com | ​Bangkok-Daytrips.com | ​ChiangmaiGuidebook.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    23,177
    Thanks
    2,007
    Thanked 1,741 Times in 1,175 Posts

    Re: Royal crematorium draws thousands

    Worth visiting. If you decide to do so, please dress respectfully as if you were visiting a Wat and take plenty of water-it is hot and there may not be much shade.
    "There is no such thing as totally useless information"

    Bookshop: Our own bookshop
    News and Photos:Thailand Scribe​ | ​Thai Photo Blogs​ | Thai Travel News​
    Online Guidebooks:​ThailandGuidebook.com | ​BangkokGuidebook.com | ​Bangkok-Daytrips.com | ​ChiangmaiGuidebook.com

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •