Post-Cremation Atmosphere

As of this posting (eleven days after the cremation) visitors are still arriving in great numbers in the sanctuary area, especially the chapel, where the late monarch’s ashes were interred in the base of the Buddha Jinasiha, the main image, on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

I foresee the numbers will remain constant until after December 5th, which was the late monarch’s birthday, and, because of that, Father Day in Thailand.

Many people, from all walks of life, are coming from nearby provinces to visit the crematorium, and I’m sure some of that number is coming to Wat Bowonniwet and Wat Rajbopit in remembrance of the late king who did so much for the country and its people.