Thailand lost their beloved King on Thursday.
People about to come on holiday to Thailand right now may be concerned about what may be open and closed during the period of mourning, and how to behave. This blog will give you more information on this. The bottom line is, come, but act respectfully.
Latest situation in Thailand after the death of the King
The blog is by Richard Barrow, who is a good person to follow on Facebook for regular updates.
I saw the headline of an article from the Daily Mail today, with tourists complaining that the King's passing had ruined their holiday. We can't actually see the Daily Mail here as it is banned, but from the photo, it looks like the cancellation of the Full Moon Party. Can we please ask for some respect at a very difficult time for the country. He was incredibly well respected and loved by his people, they thought of him like a father and are in mourning. I'm sure Travelbloggers will have respect anyway.
Thanks for sharing this! So sad to lead such a leader in times like these. I'm curious how the leadership and Thailand itself will progress from here on out in terms of succession as, in the BBC news, they've mentioned the king's son will be partaking in the ritual mourning (~1 month?) and nothing definite other than rumours that some would prefer to see his sister step in.