After a year of mourning, King Bhumibol's will be cremated. Construction workers and craftsmen in Bangkok have been working for months to prepare for the grand occasion.
An elaborate and expensive cremation was held for King Bhumibol, who died at the age of 88 in October 2016. A quarter of a million people are believed to have witnessed the funeral ceremonies.
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.
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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