After the death of King Bhumibol, access to The Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok was restricted. However, since 1st November 2016, the doors were once again opened for foreign tourists. Although it’s not compulsory for you to wear black clothes, you are asked to dress respectfully and to wear muted colours or a black ribbon. Tickets are still 500 Baht. You may be asked to show your passport and your bags will be checked. These are the photos that I tweeted during the first week that the palace was re-opened.
This is the queue to pay respect to the Royal Urn. It's goes around the perimeter of the Emerald Buddha Temple. They've been waiting 5 hours pic.twitter.com/5iW3YadFSf— Richard Barrow in Thailand 🇹🇭 🇬🇧 (@RichardBarrow) November 4, 2016
It's not forbidden to wear bright clothing while visiting the Grand Palace. But out of respect for Thais, please try to wear muted colours pic.twitter.com/RCAK3SHxuP— Richard Barrow in Thailand 🇹🇭 🇬🇧 (@RichardBarrow) November 4, 2016
There are not many tourists at The Temple of the Emerald Buddha this week, and so if you wait a little, you can get photos with no people pic.twitter.com/VTkXAk8PvI— Richard Barrow in Thailand 🇹🇭 🇬🇧 (@RichardBarrow) November 4, 2016
Grand Palace ticket also includes entrance to Bang Pa In Palace, Sanam Chandra Palace, & Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. Good value for money pic.twitter.com/lPoAprBrse— Richard Barrow in Thailand 🇹🇭 🇬🇧 (@RichardBarrow) November 4, 2016