People who are unable to come to Bangkok or who live faraway can now view the Royal Crematorium in virtual reality by logging into the following website www.songcharoen.com/phrameru – thanks to the initiative of HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana.
Over 2.6 million people have visited the Royal Crematorium at Sanam Luang during the past 35 days, yet there are still many who do not have the opportunity to visit the crematorium to appreciate the architectural and sculptural marvels.
Hence, the Princess has ordered the creation of a virtual Royal Crematorium using computer technology. Viewers simply log into the website and can view the magnificent structures, including the first, second and third tiers of the Royal Crematorium, from all directions in 360 degrees. They can also zoom in and out the images to get clearer details of the structures.
The images will come with the soundtrack of the song, Blue Day, composed by the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and played by Mr Sakda Songcharoen.
The virtual Royal Crematorium was the joint effort of alumni and lecturers of Chulalongkorn University, the International College of Bangkok University, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi under the supervision of Mr Worapote Songcharoen.
As for those who want to see the real Royal Crematorium, they still can do so until December 31. Each round of visit will take about one hour and visitors will be given a postcard as a souvenir.