The Government will hold a month-long exhibition in remembrance of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, after the Royal Cremation Ceremony, which is scheduled for 25-29 October 2017.
The exhibition will be held from 1 to 30 November 2017 at the Royal Crematorium and supplementary structures at Sanam Luang ceremonial ground in Bangkok. Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said that the Subcommittee on the Management of the Exhibition on the Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej held a meeting recently to discuss the organizing of the exhibition.
The meeting proposed that the exhibition be open between 07.00 and 22.00 hr. In order to facilitate the mobility of the people with disabilities and older persons, ramps will be built for wheelchair users at the Royal Crematorium and all supplementary structures. A rest area will be arranged for monks waiting for viewing the exhibition, as well.
First-aid will also be offered to take care of visitors to the exhibition. The Royal Thai Army has been assigned to handle security at the site. Bus services will be arranged along 38 routes to facilitate the travel of the people to the exhibition. Pamphlets in Thai, English, and Chinese will be published for visitors, both Thai and foreign.
As for the exhibition, at the Royal Merit-Making Pavilion, or Phra Thinang Song Tham, it will feature His Majesty King Bhumibol’s biography and royally initiated projects in all parts of the country.
At the Government Officials’ Pavilions, or Sala Luk Khun, the exhibition will feature the construction of the Royal Crematorium, the renovation of royal chariots and palanquins, as well as architectural works and artistic creations.
During the exhibition period, there will be cultural shows in the area between the Royal Crematorium and the Royal Merit-Making Pavilion and public performances in the northern part of Sanam Luang. The performances will be staged by various agencies in the evening.
It is expected that, each day more than 100,000 people will visit the exhibition in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej after the Royal Cremation Ceremony.