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Bangkok’s Street Food Vendors Are Going Cashless (and That’s a Big Deal)

Widespread mobile pay makes grabbing lunch easier for locals and tourists alike October marked the final month of Thailand’s year-long mourning period following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. In the final days of September, amid...Show More Summary

The King Is Dead, and Thailand’s Storybook Monarchy Might Be Next

As Thailand mourns its revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the public braces for an uncertain future.

After year of mourning Thailand's 'floating basket' festival returns

BANGKOK (Reuters) - People in Thailand celebrated the Loy Krathong or "floating basket" festival on Friday, following a year of mourning for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej that saw many celebrations muted or canceled.

Thai junta firmly in command after year of mourning for king

Thailand's military government has emerged from the year of official mourning for King Bhumibol Adulyadej with a firm grip on power and in no apparent rush to hold elections it … Click to Continue »

Technicolor Thailand is back after a black-clad mourning year for late king

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand officially ended a year of mourning for its late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Monday, marking a return to colors for some after a monotone year during which many wore black from head-to-toe out of respect for their revered monarch. Show More Summary

Technicolor Thailand is back after a black-clad mourning year for late king

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand officially ended a year of mourning for its late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Monday, marking a return to colors for some after a monotone year during which many wore black from head-to-toe out of respect for their revered monarch.

Thailand grieves in elaborate final goodbye to King Bhumibol

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Thailand capped a year of mourning for King Bhumibol Adulyadej with funeral ceremonies steeped in centuries of tradition.        

Funeral for late Thai king Bhumibol draws to a close

A year of official mourning for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was to end Sunday after a lavish five-day funeral full of pageantry and religious ritual. Bhumibol, a beloved monarch who died last October aged 88, was cremated on Thursday after a day charged with emotion that brought the nation to a standstill. Show More Summary

Elaborate funeral for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej

3 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

The cremated remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were transferred Friday to spiritually significant locations for Buddhist rites that will prepare them to be enshrined on the final day of an elaborate funeral that has transfixed the nation.

A revered king is put to rest in Thailand: 5 things to know

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

BANGKOK (AP) — The funeral for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is an elaborate, intricately planned event lasting five days. The ceremonies and processions are steeped in Buddhism, tradition and history and defined by modern and personal touches. Some facts about the events:

Late Thai king's remains returned to palace after night of tears

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The ashes and bones of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were returned to the palace on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day cremation ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok's historic old quarter.

Relics picked from late Thai King's ashes

Thailand's new king picked bits of bone and ash from his father's remains on Friday to be enshrined as royal relics, after the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej capped an extravagant funeral that brought the nation to a standstill. Show More Summary

Remains of late Thai king collected after night of tears and ancient funeral rites

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The cremated remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were collected on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day funeral ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok's historic old quarter.

Thais bid final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

3 months agoNews : The Cutline

Thailand bade farewell to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday in an elaborate, ritual-soaked funeral in Bangkok's historic quarter that gripped a nation mourning the loss of its chief unifying figure. Pipers, drummers and soldiersShow More Summary

Thais bid farewell to beloved king Bhumibol Adulyadej

An elaborate five-day royal funeral ceremony will culminate on Thursday evening with the royal cremation ceremony.

The turbulent reign of Thailand's late King Bhumibol

Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the world's longest ruling monarch when he died last year aged 88. Here are some key dates during the reign of Bhumibol, Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty. - June 9, 1946: Bhumibol ascends the throne aged 18 after his brother is shot dead in mysterious circumstances at the Royal Palace in Bangkok.

Thailand Mourns King Bhumibol in a Solemn Spectacle

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The pomp and pageantry of Thailand’s monarchy was on display for the cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Royal Cremation In Thailand To End Year Of Mourning For Beloved King

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world's longest-reigning living monarch when he died last year at the age of 88, will be cremated in an elaborate ceremony in Bangkok today.

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