His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn attended the Royal Chinese Kong Teck (Gong De) rite for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol's funeral at Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall on 28 February 2017.
The Chinese Kong Teck ceremony is a merit-making ceremony to show gratitude to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The rite is a form of Mahayana Buddhism, which is one of the two main branches of Buddhism in Thailand. Together with 21 Chinese monks chanting, there is the ritual of crossing the bridges for the departed spirit, and the traditional burning of gold and silver paper. Afterwards, His Majesty the King threw coins into the bowl at the beginning and the end of the bridge devoted to the spirit of the deceased.