Thailand will be on a 1-year mourning following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej at age of 88. The Foreign Office and Ministry of Tourism also said that purchasing and consumption of alcohol, malls activities, restaurants and entertainments will be controlled temporarily for a month.
It also urged all tourist visiting Thailand to respect the Thais' mourning period. Large shopping malls, beaches and other tourist attractions will remain open.
Bangkok Post reported that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-chan declared 1-year mourning period. All concerts, beach parties and festivals will be cancelled and red light districts will be closed for a year but other businesses will resume.
Several diplomatic embassies like Canada issued advisories to their people to refrain rude behavior that will ruin the country's mourning. Great Britain also reminded their citizens in Thailand to "wear sombre and respectful clothing" while the U.S. informed their citizen to keep "decorum during the extended period of profound mourning".
According to Reuters, the Prime Minister also ordered for tight security and increase the number of troops that is stationed in different region.
Media releases called on tourist to respect the grief moments in their country and not to wear bright colors, but wear appropriate clothes and not to open any discussion regarding politics or any ridiculous remarks against the late King and his royal family. Or they will be charged with leste majeste laws, which the country protects the most senior members of the monarchy against insults and threats.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej was adorned and respected by everyone. He was a great lost for Thailand. A royal procession at Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) was held last Friday.