It’s mourning time across Thailand in the wake of the death of the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and it goes without saying that tourists visiting the country now must behave in such a manner that respects the sentiments of millions of sorrow-stricken Thais.
With the Prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha calling for toning down of all functions for a period of one month, visiting tourists may do well in joining the mourning by all possible means.
While the UK has advised its citizens to wear sombre and respectful clothing, BBC says swimsuits should be fine in resort beaches.
Australia has urged its people visiting Thailand not to indulge in any behaviour that may be interpreted as festive, disrespectful or disorderly.
On its part, the Dutch foreign ministry has reminded travellers to avoid any actions – declarations or discussions – that may prove critical of the royal family.