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[VIDEO] Bangkok's master artisans are working against time to complete the royal crematorium

It will be the tallest crematorium since King Rama 5’s funeral in 1911 and feature more than 600 individual sculptures.

By BK staff | Aug 21, 2017

  • [VIDEO] Bangkok's master artisans are working against time to complete the royal crematorium
  • [VIDEO] Bangkok's master artisans are working against time to complete the royal crematorium
  • [VIDEO] Bangkok's master artisans are working against time to complete the royal crematorium
  • [VIDEO] Bangkok's master artisans are working against time to complete the royal crematorium
  • [VIDEO] Bangkok's master artisans are working against time to complete the royal crematorium
  • [VIDEO] Bangkok's master artisans are working against time to complete the royal crematorium

The royal cremation ceremonies for HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be held this Oct 25-29 and the Fine Arts Department is working against time to complete the royal crematorium.

A tribute of the highest honor as well as a showcase of the supremacy of Thai artistry in the Rama 9 era, it will be the tallest crematorium since King Rama 5 (Chulalongkorn)’s funeral in 1911 and feature more than 600 individual sculptures. The budget is B1 billion. 

Read our interview with two of its key designers here and watch our video on the painstaking construction process below.

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