BANGKOK — Traffic around the Grand Palace will be closed tomorrow morning until noon to accommodate celebrations of His Majesty’s ascension to the throne.

On the occasion of 70th anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the throne, roads will be closed as a merit-making ceremony led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is held at Wat Phra Kaew inside the Grand Palace on Thursday morning.

Connecting routes including Na Phra Lan and Sanam Chai roads will be closed from 5am to noon. Some roads such as Maha Rat and Thai Wang will allow one-way traffic, according to Phrarachawang and Chanasongkhram police.

The ceremony is set to begin at 7:39am when the acting Supreme Patriarch along with 770 monks gather to accept morning alms in front of the palace. They will then move inside the temple for a prayer ceremony.


Ceremonies for every faith will be simultaneously celebrated throughout the nation Thursday.



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