Viting Bangkok's Royal Crematorium - First Look

the royal crematorium pavilion of HM King Rama IX of Thailand

From 2 November through 30 November, the public will be invited to visit the royal crematorium pavilion of His Majesty, the late King Rama IX of Thailand. The King passed away on 13 October 2016 after seventy years on the Thai throne, and after a year-long period of mourning, the royal funeral ceremony took place at Sanam Luang, outside the Grand Palace on 26 October 2017.

Visitors will be allowed to visit the crematorium pavilion throughout November to pay their respects to the late king. His majesty was beloved, and will be remembered by all the Thai people.

the royal crematorium pavilion of HM King Rama IX of Thailand

The royal site is located on Sanam Luang, a field just opposite Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It will be open for visitors from 2-30 November 2017 only, from 7:00am until 10:00pm daily.

Dress conservatively and respectfully. The same dress code applies as if visiting the Grand Palace. No sleeveless shirts, no short skirts.

the royal crematorium pavilion of HM King Rama IX of Thailand and field of yellow marigolds

Only 8,000 foreigners and 80,000 Thais will be allowed to visit each day. Photo ID such as a passport is required in order to visit.

Bangkok's grand palace from Sanam Luang

There are also a number of exhibits explaining the royal ceremony and the art and design of the crematorium pavilion with displays in both Thai and English.

golden statues from Thai cosmology at royal crematorium

After November, the crematorium will be completely dismantled. This incredible site, the largest of its kind in the history of Thailand, will only be around for a short time. Visit soon in order to pay your respects to the late king and to be a part of Thai history.

Free bus service departs from Victory Monument, Mo Chit, and Ekkamai for Sanam Luang.

Admission is free.