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  • 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.

  • NEWS

    Thousands set to take centre stage

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 24/10/2017

    » The royal funeral processions which form the heart of the royal cremation ceremony will be joined by thousands of state and palace officials who are assigned different tasks.

  • NEWS

    Replica pyres nearly completed

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 10/10/2017

    » Construction of replicas of the royal crematorium in 76 provinces nationwide is expected to be completed by Sunday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Flowers for the late king

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 01/06/2017

    » The royal cremation ceremony of our beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej is five months away and many organisations are contributing to prepare a large number of dok mai chan (funeral cremation flowers) to be distributed to the public.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Carving out history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Their skilful hands focused on art pieces they were creating, and their eyes were locked on the details. Their hearts, apparently, were with HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away on Oct 13 last year. At the Fine Arts Department's Office of Traditional Arts in Nakhon Pathom, two groups of 20 men and women from all walks of life brought out their best during a recent audition where the office recruited volunteers to help official artisans build a royal urn and coffin and sculpt statues for decorating the royal crematorium.

  • 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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The Royal Family tree

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/11/2016

    » The tree is about 15m-tall. It stands in the forest of Kui Buri National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan, 280km south of Bangkok. Its branches spread out, but they do not have a single leaf.

  • NEWS

    Volunteers show spirit, lend a hand

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 17/10/2016

    » Volunteers from all walks of life flocked to Sanam Luang to serve food items and other necessities to the growing number of mourners who were standing in long queues to say farewell to their beloved His Majesty the King.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Ceremonial splendour

    Life, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 30/01/2017

    » Tongthong Chandransu is the name that comes to the mind of most people when they think about royal ceremonies. His narration of these events, a familiar element during their broadcast, is always filled with insightful facts and wondrous anecdotes about Thai history and centuries-old culture.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The burden of giving

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 26/10/2016

    » For someone who's been living and working near the Giant Swing of Bangkok for 15 years, Prajin* -- a middle-aged restaurant worker -- said he has never seen his neighbourhood in such a messy state.

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