From now until 30 November, 2017, an exhibition will be on view at Sanum Luang showcasing the Royal Crematorium for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It offers visitors the chance to learn more about the Royal Cremation Ceremony, its background history, art and culture when they visit many beautiful landmarks in Bangkok’s historic quarter, or Ratanakosin Island, on the Chao Phraya River.
The Royal Cremation ceremony attracted a worldwide outpouring of sympathy from the far corners of the globe over five days from 25 to 29 October, 2017. The ceremony itself signified the great reverence all Thai people have for their beloved late King and now travellers can also gain a unique historical perspective of this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle as part of other timeless monuments in the area.
The Royal Crematorium
This is a must visit for any visitor interested in Thai culture, the Thai Royal Family and the incredible life of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Here they can marvel at the Royal Crematorium located on Sanum Luang ceremonial ground with daily viewing from 07.00-22.00 Hrs.
The Royal Crematorium is where the Royal Urn is placed on the pyre for cremation. According to tradition it is always a temporary structure constructed in the middle of the city for the cremation rites of a deceased king or queen, or high-ranking royal with the tradition dating back to the days of Ayutthaya Kingdom of the former Siam.
It is both an architectural achievement and work of fine art modelled after the imaginary Mount Sumeru, also referred to as Phra Merumas, the centre of the universe in Buddhist mythology. In ancient Thai Kingdoms, like in many monarchies, the concept of King as a divine being was firmly established and institutionalised by both Hindu and deism influences.
Visitors are allowed one hour to tour the site around the Royal Crematorium and admire the magnificent…