Thailand Prepares for Cremation of Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
The Kingdom of Thailand will begin the five-day royal cremation ceremony next month for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose reign lasted seven decades.
The country’s military government has budgeted 3 billion-baht ($91 million) for the funeral.
Huge crowds are expected near a vast crematorium being constructed at Sanam Luang, a park in the heart of Bangkok close to the Grand Palace. The cremation itself is scheduled for Oct. 26. Thais believe the deceased monarch will ascend to heaven.