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    Performing arts for the royal funeral

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 23/10/2017

    » On the grounds of Sanam Luang this Thursday, dancers will dance, puppeteers will weave their magic and singers will croon sad songs. This is the time of mourning, but there is a centuries-old tradition of the royal court to host festivities on the occasion of a royal funeral. A wide range of majestic performances will grace the stages from 6pm on the royal cremation day until early the following morning.

  • NEWS

    Reprising the royal ceremonies up close

    News, Published on 03/11/2017

    » On Oct 26, several hundred thousand people witnessed an historic event -- the royal cremation ceremony for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej -- right at Sanam Luang.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A beautiful responsibility

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Immediately after the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 13 last year, a team of Fine Arts Department architectural specialists began their work to design the royal crematorium. Kokiart Thongphud -- known as the trusted right-hand man of the late architect Arwut Ngernchuklin, who designed several previous royal crematoriums -- knew that the responsibility would fall on his shoulders. That night his brain began to whirl, his hands skilfully moving the pencil, rulers and paper, his eyes focusing on the details.

  • LEARNING

    Farewell to a princess

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 10/04/2012

    » Their Majesties the King and Queen yesterday joined thousands of mourners from all over the country and a worldwide television audience in bidding farewell to Her Royal Highness Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda.

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