Princess Sirindhorn to officiate exhibition of Royal cremation ceremonies

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will preside over the opening of an exhibition of the Royal cremation ceremonies at the ceremonial ground in Sanam Luang on November 2.

Culture Minister Veera Rotepojanarat said Friday (Oct 27) that the exhibition will run until November 30 and will be open to public viewing from 7 am until 10 pm every day. Between 3,000-5,000 people will be allowed into the exhibition area for each round which will take 45 minutes up to one hour, he said, adding that it was expected that about 100,000 people would visit the exhibition each day.

Three million pamphlets of the Royal crematorium and three millions of postcards of the Royal crematorium in nine versions have been published and to be distributed at the exhibition site.

The exhibition was intended to showcase Royally-sponsored projects that HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej had initiated for the people.

Mr Veera said that the exhibition of the Royal cremation ceremonies would enable Thai youths and adults to appreciate and learn about ancient Thai traditions and cultures represent Thai wisdom and cultural legacy, particularly the magnificent Royal crematorium which is the main attraction.

There are five screening points for visitors to the exhibition ground: the Territorial Defence Command, Tha Chang Road and the road in front of Phra Mae Thoranee Beep Muayphom for ordinary people, the Defence Ministry for disabled people and Thammasat University for monks.