The Government has assigned relevant agencies to construct replicas of the Royal Crematorium across the country for the Royal Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun requested the construction of replicas of the Royal Crematorium at which the people may offer sandalwood flowers during the Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty King Bhumibol.
Government Spokesman Lieutenant General Sansern Kaewkumnerd briefed a press conference on the progress of the construction of the replicas after meetings of the National Council for Peace and Order and the Cabinet on 12 September 2017.
He said that a total of 85 replicas of the Royal Crematorium were being constructed. Out of this number, 76 are located in 76 provinces and nine in Bangkok and nearby provinces.
As for Bangkok and nearby provinces, the replicas are located at the Royal Plaza, Lan Khon Mueang in front of the Bangkok City Hall, the former Headquarters of the Government Lottery Office, Nagaraphirom Park, King Rama I Monument area, the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC), King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Buddhamonthon in Nakhon Pathom, and Thupatemi Royal Thai Air Force Sports Stadium in Pathum Thani.
The replicas of the Royal Crematorium are in the form of a pavilion, measuring 22.53 meters from the base to the top. The construction will be completed by 15 October.