Thailand in mourning

With Thailand mourning the death of beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, here is what visitors should know.

You will be entering an entire country in grief, avoid overly revealing or colorful attire .

Britain has advised its citizens to “behave respectfully when in public areas.”

“If possible, wear somber and respectful clothing when in public; check local media regularly and follow the advice of the local authorities.”

Australia’s foreign ministry counselled against behaviour that may be interpreted “as festive, disrespectful or disorderly”.

On the country’s popular southern beaches, however, normal swimwear is expected to remain acceptable.

What can we do ?

Commercial activities, hospital, banks and shopping malls will be following normal operating hours and remain open as usual. As for transportation no major disruptions have been reported so far.

The majority of the tourist sites will remain open however, Bangkok’s Grand Palace and the sacred Temple of Emerald Buddha will reopen to visitors on Friday, October 21.


Phuket night entertainment scene Bangla Road , after being closed for a couple of days,  has reopen but will be closing at 1am until further notice. Finding a bar or nightclub operating after 1am has become hit-or-miss in that area.