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What Should Tourists do in Thailand during HM King Bhumibol Mourning Period

During the period of national mourning in Thailand, many businesses are open and operating as usual. However, some festivals and activities have been postponed or cancelled. Other events may proceed as planned, but be toned down as a show of respect. In addition, it is requested (but not required) that visitors wear respectful attire and behave appropriately.
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ICS Travel Group offers condolences to Thailand

ICS Travel Group offers condolences to Thailand
 

In Remembrance of His Majesty
King Bhumibol Adulyadej
1927 – 2016

 

On behalf of everyone at ICS Travel Group, we wish to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the people of Thailand for the loss of their beloved King, who worked tirelessly for decades to improve the quality of life for all Thais.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our Thai team members and the entire Thai nation at this sad time.

Chris in Prambanan Bugisan Yogyakarta

Having written yesterday about Borobudur there was a reference to other such sites being less well known, but equally captivating. So it is with Prambanan, and it shows that sheer ignorance can sometimes be a major bonus when it comes to travelling, for apart from a name on an itinerary, I knew nothing about it. And yet it’s spectacular. There isn’t really an excuse for being so unaware, given it forms part of the usual itineraries around the region but as is often the case the focus falls on what is anticipated to be the expected highlight.
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