Information for tourists in Thailand during official period of mourning

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has issued information on how tourist sites or festivals may be affected during the official period of mourning for the His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • Many Thai people will wear black or white clothing during this time. If possible, travellers should wear sombre and respectful clothing in public.
  • Avoid behaving in an inappropriate or disrespectful manner.
  • Tourist attractions will be open as usual, except for Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the Grand Palace. These two sties will be the venue of the Royal Funeral Rites.
  • The Thai government has asked owners of entertainment venues, such as bars or nightclubs, to consider closing or limiting hours during the official period of mourning.
  • Most traditional and cultural events will take place as usual. However, celebrations may be changed to show respect, or the events may be dedicated to the memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
  • All transport, banks, hospitals and other public services will be operating as usual.
  • Safety and security measures for all Thais and visitors will be increased to facilitate their travelling around the country.
  • For any inquiries, travellers can contact the TAT offices at telephone number 1672.

Advice For Travellers

For any inquiries, travellers can contact the TAT offices at telephone number 1672.

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