11 July 2024

Their Majesties the King and Queen will preside over a ceremony today (Thursday), unveiling the statue of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the new Chalerm Phrakiat Park in Bangkok’s Dusit district.

Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha has invited members of the public to attend the ceremony.

Free shuttle bus services on four routes have been arranged for those who wish to attend the auspicious event, she said, adding that there will be security checks.

The prime minister chaired a merit-making ceremony this morning at Government House, to mark the passing of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 23th, 2016, at the age of 88.

The event was attended by cabinet ministers and their spouses and senior government officials.

Across the country, government officials and members of the public also performed merit-making ceremonies and presented alms to monks to commemorate the passing of the beloved late King of Thailand.

In Nakhon Ratchasima province, Governor Siam Sirimongkol led about 500 officials and members of the public, most wearing yellow shirts or yellow Thai costumes, in performing a merit-making ceremony in front of the Suranari statue in Muang district.