The royal cremation of the late King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadejis scheduled on October 26, 2017, the day when the beloved monarch will ascend to heaven. Hotels and other business establishments are busy preparing for the arrival of visitors as well as Thais from home and abroad who will be arriving to bid farewell to the king. Meanwhile, 4 star hotel in Pattaya will continue to receive guests who prefer to be in the island instead of Bangkok.
The Royal Household has announced that the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha will be closed from the 1st to the 29th day of October due to the preparations being made for the funeral. Tourism Authority of Thailand has advised foreign visitors that there are other places in Thailand like Pattaya and Phuket. Alternative tours are also available but since the occasion will be a time of great sadness for the Thais, foreign visitors are expected to behave in a very respectful manner.
Many of the hotels around the Grand Palace have been fully booked because a huge number of Thais are expected to descend to the metropolis. The final funeral rites are a very big event and the whole world will be watching. This kind of ceremonyhas never been witnessed for generations. Millions of mourners are expected to gather around SanamLuang, the grounds for the cremation pyre.
Traffic will be horrendous with vehicles being diverted to alternative routes. Delays are to be expected as well as tight security measures. Security of this gigantic proportion will certainly be a big headache for the authorities. Months prior to the funeral, security measures have been prepared to ensure that everything will go smoothly. However, since hotels are expecting hordes of people, they have decided to lay out buffets during meal times.
An option for a visitor who prefers the beach instead of the entertainment provided in the metropolis is Pattaya. Aside from the finest dining and nightlife venues, there is 4 star hotel in Pattaya where you will experience luxury for a very affordable price. Guests can expect a unique experience in the modern room designs and comfortable furnishings.