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Pavilions around Royal Crematorium being dismantled

Jan 04. 2018
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By Anant Chantarasoot
The Nation

Officials have begun pulling down pavilions around the Royal Crematorium of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sanam Luang.

The dismantling of the crematorium and surrounding pavilions are expected to finish around the middle of March.

The premises were opened to the public from November to the end of December. It was reported that around 3 million people visited the site as part of their final farewell to the beloved monarch.

Photos taken yesterday showed officials pull down tents used as a waiting place for visitors to the crematorium.

The main pavilion – Songtham – as well as six other pavilions and two decorated ponds will be moved to a 10-rai land museum of the Royal Funeral of King Rama IX beside the National Archives in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Pathum Thani province. The other pavilions will be moved to the Office of Traditional Arts in Nakhon Pathom province.

Meanwhile, the larger dwarf trees will be returned to Nong Nooch Garden and Resort in Pattaya while the smaller ones will go to Klong Toey Nai Temple in Bangkok.

The marigold flowers will be used for decorations during the winter festival in front of Dusit Palace scheduled for late this month.

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