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Cremains once stored in copper canisters now rest inside this wall outside the former crematorium of the Oregon State Hospital.
On Thursday, a ceremonial urn representing Bhumibol’s remains was transferred from Dusit Maha Prasad Throne Hall to the crematorium in somber processions involving thousands of troops, a golden palanquin, a gilded chariot and a royal gun carriage.
Bhumibol will be cremated on Thursday evening within the special crematorium built over a year and representing mystical Mount Meru, where Buddhist and Hindu gods are believed to dwell.
Bhumibol’s body will then be moved to the crematorium in a coffin overnight.
Copies of the royal crematorium have been built in all of Thailand’s 76 provinces, so that people around the country can pay their respects.
Some crematoriums use handheld metal detectors to check for undisclosed implants.
The government is also working to discourage the release of dead bodies into the river, a traditional practice, by building crematoria along its banks as well as building sanitation networks to stop people from defecating on the river banks.
In fact, one study found that nearly half of crematoria staff in the U.K. reported having experienced a pacemaker explosion in their facility.
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