BANGKOK,(NNT) – Many people, including teachers and students on a summer break, yesterday arrived at the Grand Palace to pay respects to the late King Rama IX.
At the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace, throngs of people continued to be seen queuing up to pay their final respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the royal urn in gratitude for his benevolence to the nation. Among the Palace visitors were residents from various provinces, such as Lop Buri, Yala, Nong Khai and Nong Bua Lamphu, and teachers and students from Ban Yan Yao Municipal School in Phang Nga and Ban Khok Mai Daeng Hua Krasang School in Buri Ram. Many said the waiting time was less than an hour.
At Sanam Luang, the Yen Sira Phro Phra Boriban exhibition in honor of the late monarch was still crowded with visitors. A 60-year-old resident of Kanchanaburi said she had been to the Grand Palace over ten times since His Majesty’s passing and this was her first time coming to see the exhibition. She said she was profoundly moved by all the royal duties conducted by the King throughout his reign while expressing her determination to follow his royal teachings and to pass them on to younger generations.
As a souvenir, each visitor to the exhibition was given a pocket-sized card containing a picture of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on one side and a royal speech on the other. There are a total of 89 versions of the card.