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Over 19 Million Thais offered sandalwood flowers for the king’s cremation

The offering of Sandalwood flower for cremation is Thailand is symbolic, after the Thai king’s death (Bhumibol Adulyadej) in May this year the new king organised a project so that the public could learn how to make these flowers so that they could present these flowers as an offering for at king’s cremation.

The traditional sandalwood flowers have been made from fragrant trees taken from the Kui Buri National Park in Prachuap Kiri Khan.

Over 19 million people came to present flowers at 878 officially prepared venues across the country.  In Bangkok up to 2.9 million people laid sandalwood flowers.

These flowers were cremated and the ashes were then ceremonially scattered on the rivers around the country.

 

 

 

 

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