BANGKOK, 26 April 2012 – Thais and foreigners still flocked to Sanam Luang to admire the beauty of the Royal Crematorium, which had been built for the royal funeral of HRH Princess Bejaratana, on the last day of the public viewing.
As the period for the public viewing of the Royal Crematorium came to an end on Wednesday, the total visitor count rose to over 275,000. On the last day, the Department of Fine Art’s Thai National Symphony Orchestra entertained the crowd with 15 royally-composed songs by HM King Rama VI as well as 3 other songs, specially composed to mourn the death of HRH the late Princess Bejaratana, which are “Petch” (Diamond), “Bai Mai Ruang” (Falling Leaves) and “Pasutha Kansaeng” (Weeping Ground).
The late princess is the only daughter of His Majesty King Vajiravudh or King Rama the Sixth.
The Royal Crematorium is scheduled to be disassembled on April 27. The dismantling process is expected to be completed within 45 days. Some architectural components of the structure will be kept for the purpose of education at the Fine Arts Department and the National Museum, while others will accordingly be distributed to the Thip Sukhontharam Temple in Kanchanaburi province, the Saket Temple in Bangkok and 10 national historical parks.
(NNT : suwit)