27 roads around Sanam Luang and Grand Palace closed to traffic on weekends

Twenty-seven roads around Sanam Luang and the Grand Palace will be closed to traffic on Saturday and Sunday to facilitate the travelling of thousands of mourners and graduates of Thammasat University, their relatives and friends who are to attend the graduation ceremony at Thammasat University.

Cars are banned from entering Thammasat University today as workers clean up the venue for the graduation ceremony tomorrow.

The Peacekeeping Directorate has predicted a lot more mourners will pay tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Dusit Maha Prasart throne hall during the weekend than weekdays.

The Thammasat pier will be open to boat travelers during the weekend as many mourners as well as graduates and their relatives and friends are expected to travel boat to the Grand Palace as well as the university.

Those who travel in private cars to attend the graduation ceremony are advised to stop their vehicles at the foot of Pinklao bridge to allow their passengers to disembark and enter the university through the Phra Arthit road gate. Then the cars will leave via Phra Arthit road. No parking is allowed on the campus.

Those of come from the Thonburi side can park their cars at Siriraj hospital's parking lot or the Talingchan railway station's parking lot and then continue their journey by boat across the Chao Phraya river to their destinations. Or they can use the city bus's shuttle bus service or motorcycle-taxi service of the volunteers.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)