Thailand begins royal cremation for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Posted on: October 26, 2017 | views: 140

Hundreds of thousands of Thais have lined the streets of Bangkok to pay their last respects to the late king.

A symbolic funeral urn was taken by chariot to the cremation site, in a procession marked by drums, flute music and an artillery salute, as the main part of a five-day funeral ceremony.

Many buildings are draped in yellow marigolds, while crowds of mourners are dressed in black as a mark of respect.

The revered king Bhumibol Adulyadej died in October 2016 aged 88.