This past weekend businesses mainly operated as normal, however some lively bars were closed and any public parties or celebrations have been cancelled during the national mourning period.
It is expected that most bars and restaurants will return to normal business hours after next weekend. There are a handful of other attractions and events that have been closed or postponed across the country. We’ve included a list of these below from the Tourism Authority of Thailand for your reference. Of course, Diethelm Travel Thailand staff will proactively organise any necessary schedule or route changes to clients’ itineraries as needed.
Public transport, airports, train stations and cruise ports remain unaffected, and shopping malls operate as normal.
On a more personal level, Thais across the country are dressing in black and white while in mourning. Though this is not required for foreign visitors, we do ask all visitors to Thailand to dress respectfully and wear muted colours if possible. Bright colours, particularly red or yellow, should be avoided. There are many shrines around the country with pictures of the King and the area around the Grand Palace in Bangkok is particularly busy as crowds flock to pay their respects.
Overall the atmosphere is peaceful and Thailand is still here and ready to welcome your guests.
We thank you all for the outpouring of sympathy, support and condolences we’ve seen during this time; these messages are very much appreciated and have touched our staff deeply.
As always, we will keep monitoring the situation and inform you of any additional changes in services and sites. Our emergency contact number is +66 81 911 1504 if you require immediate help or information.
For additional information, please visit:
- The Royal Thai Government – http://www.thaigov.go.th/en/
- Department of the Government Public Relations Department – http://thailand.prd.go.th/
- TAT Contact Center – http://www.tatcontactcenter.
- The Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha – Closed 14-20 October 2016
- Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) – Open as usual
- Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) – Open as usual
- National Museum Bangkok – Open as usual (9.00 – 16.00)
- Queen’s Gallery – Open as usual
- Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium – Closed until 15 November
- Lumpini Boxing Stadium Ramindra – Closed until 15 November
- Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum – Open as usual
- The Alcazar Cabaret, Pattaya – Open as usual (daily show times at 17.00, 18.30, 20.00 and 21.30 hrs., but the last evening show has been cancelled until end of October 2016)
- Tiffany’s Show, Pattaya – Open as usual (daily show times at 18.00, 19.30 and 21.00 hrs.)
- Muay Thai Live at Asiatique The Riverfront – Closed until 17 October 2016
- Siam Niramit – Open as usual (17.00-20.00 hrs.)
- Phuket Simon Cabaret – Open as usual (18.00-22.30 hrs.)
- Calypso at Asiatique The Riverfront – Open as usual (no alcohol)
- The Square Buddha Amulet Market, Bangkok – Closed until further notice
- Chiang Mai Walking Street on Saturday and Sunday & Chiang Mai Night Bazaar – Closed until further notice