Some entertainment and tourist attractions have decided to close their doors for the royal cremation ceremony and some until further notice. Giving all due respect to their late most beloved king, people in the kingdom have been abstaining from forms of entertainment and merriment for a year.
Though most restaurants, bars and cafes will open as usual, still their entertainment is scaled down or some offer no entertainment at all. Ice skating centers, karaoke bars, and bowling alleys in Blu-O under Major Cineplex, will close on Oct. 26.
The Siam Niramit theatres in Bangkok and Phuket and the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, or BACC, located at Pathumwan intersection will both close on Oct. 26.
Thailand Knowledge Park, or TK Park, on the 7th flr of CentralWorld will be closed on Oct. 26 and reopen on Oct. 27. Members who borrow books between Oct. 12 – 22 will have their due dates extended to Nov. 5. The new Bangkok City Library on Ratchadamnoen Klang Road will be closed from Oct. 22 – 30.
Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) in Bangkok and Chiang Mai are closed on Oct. 26 as well as TCDC Commons and AIS D.C.
Some tourist attractions have also closed their doors for the royal cremation ceremony. The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha are already closed through Oct. 29. They will reopen to the public on Oct. 30. The Parusakawan Palace on Si Ayutthaya Road and the Police Museum located inside the building are closed temporarily through Oct. 31. The two-story European-style royal mansion will reopen on Nov. 1.
Dream World and Safari World, an amusement park and a zoo in the capital’s outskirts, will close on Oct. 26. However, the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is closed indefinitely.