October 2017 will be the time for the Royal Cremation Ceremony, when the people come together to pay their final tributes to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, wishing his soul a swift and safe journey to heaven.
Before the Royal Cremation Ceremony, mourners are now allowed to pay their last respects or lay garlands and flowers in front of the portrait of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej every day, except on 15, 21, and 22 October, when rehearsals for the Processions of Honor, as part of the Royal Cremation Ceremony, take place. The portrait has been placed in the Viset Chaisi Gate area of the Grand Palace.
More than 12 million people showed up to pay their last respects to the Royal Urn for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall within the Grand Palace from 28 October 2016 to 5 October 2017.
The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha are now closed, in preparation for the Royal Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, which is scheduled for 25-29 October 2017.
On 13 October 2017, Thai people nationwide made merit and offered alms to monks in dedication to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of His Majesty the late King.
At 05:00 p.m. on the same day, a royal merit-making ceremony took place at Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace to commemorate this occasion.