Everything you should know about traveling to Thailand: Alarms have soared in Thailand and many questions begin to accumulate between those who are traveling or want to travel to the Asian country after the sad death of King Bhumibol Aduladej. On Skyscanner we want to answer any questions you may have about your trip in Thailand during the mourning period with the help of the Thai Tourist Office and the Spanish Embassy in Thailand .
How can I pay my respects or offer my condolences?
The Tourism Authority of Thailand reports that anyone who wishes to offer their condolences personally to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej can do so in the Grand Palace as follows:
* Every day between 08:30 and 16:00 in the Sahathai Samakom Hall / Pavilion
There is also the option to say the last goodbye to the mortal remains of the king in the hall of Dusit Maha Prasat on October 28 between 13:00 and 16:00. From October 29, the schedule will be extended from 09:00 to 16:00.
The Thai Transport Operators Association, the Thai Tourism Authority (TAT) and the Royal Thai Police will provide free bus services to both places. You can find more information about schedules and locations here .
What attractions in Thailand are open?
Although most tourist attractions will remain open to the public, it is advisable to contact the providers of such attractions directly (especially if you have bought the ticket). The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has highlighted some of the attractions that will close their doors during the mourning period. Highlights:
The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha that will be closed between October 14 and 20, 2016.
The Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium and the also Lumpinee Ramintra Bangkok Boxing Stadium will be closed between 14 and 31 October 2016.
The market of the Amuleto Buddha Square in Bangkok will be closed until further notice.
What should I do if I am traveling to Thailand?
If you are planning to travel to Thailand next year or are currently in Thailand, the Tourism Authority stresses that travel plans should proceed normally. Here is a list of recommendations and useful information that the Thai Government wants to bring to the attention of the visitor: