Further to our first announcement on the situation in Thailand after the death of H.M. The King of Thailand yesterday, 13 October 2016, Asian Trails Thailand has been able to obtain more up-to-date information.
Following our earlier statement, all public transportation, airports, train stations and cruise ports remain unaffected with the exception of visits to royal sights such as the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. The temples within the vicinity of the Grand Palace will not officially be closed (such as Wat Pho), but we do expect large crowds of locals in the area paying their respect. All of our guides are briefed and can offer alternative programs if required.
Asian Trails Thailand can confirm that the following updated information:
- Loy Krathong Festivals in Chiang Mai and Sukhothai next month will be cancelled. There’s no official communication so far regarding the Loy Krathong festivities in Bangkok and other parts of the country.
- Entertainment venues such as the Muay Thai Live show at Asiatique and Lumpini Boxing Stadium have announced that they will close their doors up until 17 October.
- The Cultural Show by Sampran Riverside is cancelled for now but they offer an alternative program for confirmed bookings.
- All hotels and resorts, including all in-house bars and restaurants, are operating as usual. Most of their in-house entertainment and live music have been cancelled during the coming days as a form of respect during the mourning period.
Asian Trails remains monitoring the situation over the weekend; our team will provide support and alternative solutions where required.
With thanks for your understanding, support and sharing the nation’s sorrow during these emotional times.