Royal Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Foreword

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed
away peacefully at 15.52 hr on 13 October 2016 at the
age of 89, in the 70th year of his reign.

The passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol was one
of the greatest losses in the lifetime of the Thai people,
as well as a loss to the world community. His Majesty’s
numerous activities and development projects throughout
his reign reflected his gracious benevolence, wide-ranging
talents, and determination to reign with righteousness for
the benefit and happiness of his people. He tirelessly
devoted himself to improving the standard of living of
the Thai people for sustainable development. His life-long
dedication was recognized internationally and received
worldwide acclaim.

The Committee on Public Relations for the Royal
Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has
published this media guide to provide important basic
information needed for media operations, such as His
Majesty’s life and work, ancient court traditions concerning
royal cremation ceremonies, the schedule for the Royal
Cremation Ceremony on 25-29 October 2017, the moving
of the Royal Urn to the Royal Crematorium at Sanam
Luang for the Royal Cremation, and the transfer of the
Royal Relics and Royal Ashes to the Grand Palace, all of
which are carried out in accordance with age-old traditions,
handed down from generation to generation as part of
the national cultural heritage.

This media guide also gives details about site
preparations for media operations, and various facilities
and services provided within the Main Press Center and
International Broadcast Center, on the historic occasion
of paying a final tribute and farewell to His Majesty King
Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The Committee on Public Relations for the Royal
Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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