Royal Crematorium at Sanam Luang Open to Members of the Public (11/04/2012)
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The Royal Crematorium for Her Royal Highness Princess Bejaratana is now open to members of the public to appreciate the fine architecture of this exquisite structure, between 09.00 and 19.00 hr, from 11 to 25 April 2012.

The Fine Arts Department, under the Ministry of Culture, has arranged a tour of the Royal Crematorium and related structures within the Sanam Luang ceremonial site, with officials giving a briefing and taking people in group around the ceremonial site. The tour is held four times a day during the period, at 10.00, 14.00, 16.00, and 18.00 hr. Smoking is not allowed at the site.

The Royal Crematorium for the late Princess is built in the form of a religious structure with a wooden top, facing the west. The structure is in the shape of a four-sided castle, with modified corners, decorated at the top with a seven-tiered white umbrella of state. The structure measures 35.59 meters from the base to the top of the white umbrella of state.

The principal colors for the Royal Crematorium are gold and pink. The pink color represents Tuesday, the birthday of Princess Bejaratana.

The royal carriages and palanquins used at the Royal Cremation Ceremony for Princess Bejaratana are also open to members of the public during the period between 09.00 and 16.00 hr at the National Museum near the ceremonial site.

A tour of the royal carriages and palanquins is also held each day during the period with officials serving as tour guides.



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