Thailand Grieve, But Tourists Keep Coming - 2
Thailand's peoples grieve since King Bhumibol Adulyadej died on Thursday, October 13
Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
Travel to Thailand was affected by the departure of the King, was inevitable, grief hit the country, the mourning period this affects tourism activities, although the tourists still continue to visit, but with some adjustments of conditions.
The period of mourning seen in various cities in this White Elephant Country, it's no wonder that we often see the townspeople dressed in black or white, such as articles on the sites detikTravel, Monday, October 17, writes that the Thai government has set a period of mourning for 1 year. This is not a short time.
Awkwardness felt in all activities of tourism, tourists also have to adjust. As written on the sites CNN, Monday, October 17, the two main tourist attractions in Bangkok were closed, namely Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha) and Grand Palace, because it will be a place that is directly related to the royal funeral procession.
Travelers can still enjoy the holiday atmosphere in the country, although most tourist event seems to be delayed, if you happened to be there, one of the activities, such as the Full Moon Party in Koh Pha Ngan canceled.
Even in the evening around the entertainment venues, bars and nightclubs, as aware of this situation, partially shut down its operations.
As written in the first part of this article, which gives guidance for tourists while on the grief-stricken country, a number of provisions for tourists does not apply rigidly, but it is advisable to not overreact in a public place, because local residents were upset. For example, wear clothes that are more polite on various occasions, but still must wear a swimsuit or bikini if you're there on the beach.
Maybe you will realize for a while, Thailand becomes less attractive for tourism, although there is an awareness in the travel business operators, if sad moments have ended, you and your friends can get a course rating of excitement again when traveling in Thailand.
Source: F Ramadhanny - detikTravel, CNN
Image: PT Hadi