Thailand News

Breaking news headlines

Construction of funeral pyre for King set for Jan 10

Portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Koh Lanta

Portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Koh Lanta. Photo: Abrget47j.


The Fine Arts Department has revealed the blueprint of the funeral pyre for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with construction scheduled to start in January.

Department director-general Anandha Chuchoti said on Monday that the structure for the funeral of the King will be 50.49 metres high, built on the ground with ponds at four corners. The ponds will display models of the Chai Pattana Foundation wind turbines, he added.

Full story: Bangkok Post