Politics have taken over Bangkok's streets making life difficult for some tourists. Others have been completely scared off. Tourism acounts for some 7% of Thai GDP.
Colorful clothes made a comeback on Thailand's streets after the official end of the year of mourning for late King Bhumibol. Thais wore black from head-to-toe out of respect for their revered monarch.
The funeral for Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej marks the end of an era. A period of instability looms large over Thailand, with military generals running the country with an iron fist and political parties in disarray.
In a bid to combat electronic fraud, Thailand is making biometric checks mandatory for all those obtaining new SIM cards. Authorities say the data will be kept "private and safe."
After a year of mourning, King Bhumibol Adulyadej is to be cremated in Bangkok. Hundreds of thousands of citizens are expected to attend their revered monarch's five-day final send-off.
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