The Royal Crematorium (Phra Meru Mas) at Sanam Luang. This view is looking to the southwest. Photo taken as the procession was arriving at the Royal Crematorium on October 26. Source: Thai TV Pool. Construction began in the spring of 2017. The procession from the Grand Palace to Sanam Luang (a distance of just over 1 mile) took several hours to complete. The procession is done with very deliberate and small steps. There was also a merit making event around the half way point near Wat Phra Chetuphon.
The largest building on the west side is the official viewing and merit making pavilion for the Royal Family and their guests. There are now two new princesses, both are daughters of His Majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn. Princess Bajrakitiyabha and Princess Sirivannavari Narirarana. Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has not been seen in public for some time due to poor health. During the week members of the Royal Family greeted guests from around the world. There are no "official photos or video" of the actual cremation that took place at 10 pm on October 26. Ashes and relics of the King were distributed to various locations on October 27 - 29.
Back row left to right: Elder Cade Andrew Jorgensen - Arizona, Elder Jaren Leung Abbott - Illinois, Elder Samuel Curtis Smith - Utah, Elder Nopera Tamaiti Watene - New Zealand, Elder Nathan Kevan Morgan - Washington, Front Row left to right: Elder Pavin Bryen David Steele - Utah, Elder Samuel Henry Hafen - Utah, Elder Samuel Curtis Smith - Utah, Elder Hawkeye Nathaniel Siebert - Minnesota. with President and Sister Johnson. Photo from the front steps of the Chuch office building.
Thanks to Brother Wisan Wisanbannawit for providing the photo and names.
Elder Cook of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles met with members at the Amari Watergate Hotel. He along with Elder Ulisses Soares of the Presidency of the Seventy and Bishop W. Christopher Wadell traveled to Hong Kong for the annual review of the Asia Area. Following the review they each made visits to different places. Elder Soares visited Singapore and Indonesia. Bishop Wadell visited Mongolia and Hyderabad India, home to the first stake created in that country.
The Deseret News reported the following regarding his visit to Thailand. Elder Cook along with Elder Funk, area president, visited with Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but the purpose of that visit was not disclosed. Elder Cook remarked, "Members in Thailand are excited about the future temple in their nation." He encouraged them to prepare their four generation family history in advance of the temple's completion.
In 1949 Elder Matthew Cowley of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles opened the Hong Kong Mission with a prayer from Victoria Peak — the highest point overlooking the city.
The Cooks, Soares and Waddells, together with the Asian leaders, had the opportunity to stand on that peak and appreciate the spiritual significance of that historic location. Editor's note: The view from the top of Victoria Peak at night is one of the most breath taking of any in the world."