Online Reservation System For Visiting Royal Coffin Delayed

Mourners at an event organized by the Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce Saturday on Yaowarat Road in Bangkok.

BANGKOK — An online booking system for mourners to pay their respects at the Grand Palace has been pushed back to Jan. 21.

Work on developing the queuing system by government technology ministries was completed, according to Suwapan Tanyuwantana of the Prime Minister’s Office, but its release would be delayed until until Jan. 21, which will mark 100 days since the death of King Bhumibol in October.

Suwapan said Friday that people coming to the palace should arrive after 2pm, as that’s when lines are shortest, according to data they’ve tracked. They are longest in the early morning, he said.

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