The funeral of King Bhumibol will be taking place from 25th to 29th October 2017. As a consequence, the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha will be closed to all tourists from 1st to 29th October. At the moment, the palace is expected to re-open on 30th October 2017. Other temples nearby, like Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), Wat Pho (The Reclining Buddha) and Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) will remain open as normal. In related news, Ananta Samakom Throne Hall and Vimanamek Teak Mansion are closed until further notice. Follow @RichardBarrow on Twitter for the latest updates.