Thailand Travel Advisory and News
Thailand Travel Advisory
Mourning Period Dress Code in Honor of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (video below)
(October 18th, 2016)
Please be aware that Thailand is in a state of mourning due to the passing of their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It’s not exactly clear on how long the morning period will last but it goes something like this; One month for anything entertainment related and these events will be either canceled or postponed. And up to one year or possibly more for national mourning. The best thing for foreigners to do is adhere to the dress code and avoid rowdy parties and loud music during this period or until further notice. Black and White are the most appropriate colors and nothing too revealing. I’m not sure how this will affect beach life in the south but it would be smart once off the beach or away from the pool, to cover up. Other colors deemed acceptable are Brown, Blue and Cream. If you’re unlucky enough to find that you don’t have any mourning clothes, you can attach a black ribbon to your arms or chest.
Video created by The Nation.
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