Almost 8 million people pay last respect to the late beloved King Bhumibol

Thai people from across the country continued to arrive in Bangkok to pay their last respect to the late beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of the royal urn at the Grand Palace with the number now reaching almost 8 million.

According to the Bureau of the Royal Household, around 7.93 million had arrived and paid respect to the late king during the past 235 days since His Majesty passed away on October 13 last year.

The bureau said only yesterday, a total of 30,462 people paid respect to the late King in front of the royal urn in Dusit Throne Hall.

Donations from the people now amounts to 615.8 million baht, it said.

The bureau said the Grand Palace opens every day from 5.00 am to 9.00pm to allow the people to pay respect to the late King.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)