On October 13th 2016 Thailand lost the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a man renowned for shaping modern Thailand as it is today. Foreign tourists must know, there are various mourning procedures in place which may or may not affect them. Please check the current news on BangkokPost for specific details as they may change in the future.
King Bhumibol the Great in 1987, was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri Dynasty as Rama IX. Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he was, at the time of his death, the world’s longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history, serving for 70 years, 126 days.