His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has given permission for the exhibition of the Royal Crematorium at Sanam Luang to be extended to Dec 31, according to the Prime Minister’s Office announcement.
The extension is to provide the opportunity for the people and youths in remote areas to see the valuable cultural craftsmanship of the Royal Crematorium of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The exhibition was originally scheduled to end on Nov 30.
Official count of visitors to the Royal Crematorium until yesterday was more than 2.2 million since it was open to the public on Nov 2.
The number of visitors sharply increase on Saturdays and Sundays when people have to queue up for several hours to enter the site.
Today (Nov 29) a long line of people waited in queue since 5am in the morning. The line stretched to the Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue.
On Sunday, the line remained until 10pm with volunteers and on-site staff attending to their needs by providing food and drinks while they wait for their turns.
The attraction is not just the exhibition but also the cultural shows which are organized twice a day at the northern corner of Sanam Luang.
First show performs between 6-7.30pm and the second show, at 8-10pm.
The show includes a variety of folk and cultural performance of the different regions of Thailand and live music concerts.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)