Chariots fit for the late king

Thai royal officials dressed in Brahman costumes marking the sacrificial ceremony for the restoration of the Royal Chariots at the National Museum in Bangkok yesterday. The chariots will be used to carry the body and royal urn of Thai King Bhumibol A
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Thai royal officials dressed in Brahman costumes marking the sacrificial ceremony for the restoration of the Royal Chariots at the National Museum in Bangkok yesterday. The chariots will be used to carry the body and royal urn of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the royal cremation ceremony, which is expected to take place one year after his death. King Bhumibol, the world's longest-reigning monarch, died at the age of 88 in October.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 20, 2016, with the headline 'Chariots fit for the late king'. Print Edition | Subscribe