More than 200,000 people to pay tribute to the late King

At least 3,000 people per day from outside Bangkok will visit the Grand Palace to pay respect to the late King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej when the palace is open to the public.

Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Interior Grisada Boonrach said his ministry had developed a plan to facilitate the arrivals of people, who will be transported to Bangkok from across the country, from October 29th to January 20th, 2017.

The first day the royal funeral will be open to the general public is Friday, October 28th.

During these 84 days, only 600 people per day from selected provinces will be allowed to enter the Grand Palace from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a period of 79 days. Provinces will be selected in alphabetical order.

The total number of people expected to visit the Grand Palace during the aforementioned period is no less than 255,000.

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Reporter : Nuppol Suvansombut Rewriter : Thammarat Thadaphrom National News Bureau & Public Relations : http://thainews.prd.go.th

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