Some things to know in Thailand during the recent months.
Some useful information
- The cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej will take place from 25-29 October 2017. Thursday, October 26 will be the Royal Cremation Day, and this day is also announced as a holiday.
- The Royal Palace and the Jade Buddha Temple will be closed from 01-29 / 10/2017. During the five-day ceremony, tourist spots across Thailand will remain open. All traffic, banking, shopping areas and other public services are also operating normally.
- In order to serve the needs of people traveling to cremation, many means of transport will not be charged from October 25th to 27th.
4. On the 7th, 15th, and 21st, there will be rehearsals at Sanam Luang, 18 roads around the area will be closed for ceremonial maneuvers. The rehearsal takes place from 7h to 13h, visitors can see but need to dress politely.
- During 5 days from 25-29 October 2017, local people and visitors will wear black. Visitors are not obliged to follow the rules, but the government reminded the country should pay attention to dress neat and polite in public.
- Thailand is expected to attract about 250,000 visitors during the days of the cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, from October 25th to 29th. The cremation took place on October 26, the year after the death of the king.
- Tourism Authority of Thailand affirms that this is a time of national sensitivity and calls for tourists to respect the culture and behave modest, civilized, and at the same time, wish tourists can If your route is interrupted, some routes are blocked.
- The casino, Muay Thai match also suspended operation by the end of October, as an act of respect for the lost king.
- At present, the remains of the King of Thailand are kept intact in the Royal Palace, where thousands of people are lining up to visit each day. Up to 70,000 security personnel were mobilized to take control of the crowd.
Thailand additional information
Friendly and fun-loving, exotic and tropical, cultured and historic, Thailand radiates a golden hue from its glittering temples and tropical beaches through to the ever-comforting Thai smile.
A Bountiful Table
Adored around the world, Thai cuisine expresses fundamental aspects of Thai culture: it is generous, warm, refreshing and relaxed. Each Thai dish relies on fresh, local ingredients – pungent lemongrass, searing chillies and plump seafood. A varied national menu is built around the four fundamental flavours: spicy, sweet, salty and sour. Roving appetites go on eating tours of Bangkok noodle shacks, seafood pavilions in Phuket and Burmese market stalls in Mae Sot. Cooking classes reveal the simplicity behind the seemingly complicated dishes and mastering the market is an important survival skill.
Fields & Forests
In between the cluttered cities and towns is the rural heartland, which is a mix of rice paddies, tropical forests and squat villages tied to the agricultural clock. In the north, the forests and fields bump up against toothy blue mountains decorated with silvery waterfalls. In the south, scraggy limestone cliffs poke out of the cultivated landscape like prehistoric skyscrapers. The usually arid northeast emits an emerald hue during the rainy season when tender green rice shoots carpet the landscape.
The celestial world is a close confidant in this Buddhist nation, and religious devotion is colourful and ubiquitous. Gleaming temples and golden Buddhas frame both the rural and modern landscape. Ancient banyan trees are ceremoniously wrapped in sacred cloth to honour the resident spirits, fortune-bringing shrines decorate humble homes as well as monumental malls, while garland-festooned dashboards ward off traffic accidents. Visitors can join the conversation through meditation retreats in Chiang Mai, religious festivals in northeastern Thailand, underground cave shrines in Kanchanaburi and Phetchaburi and hilltop temples in northern Thailand.
Sand between Your Toes
With a long coastline (actually, two coastlines) and jungle-topped islands anchored in azure waters, Thailand is a tropical getaway for the hedonist and the hermit, the prince and the pauper. This paradise offers a varied menu: playing in the gentle surf of Ko Lipe, diving with whale sharks off Ko Tao, scaling the sea cliffs of Krabi, kiteboarding in Hua Hin, partying on Ko Phi Phi, recuperating at a health resort on Ko Samui and feasting on the beach wherever sand meets sea.
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