Thais are in a mourning period for one year from the date of the King’s death Oct 13 2016. There are shrines and funeral bunting everywhere; the citizens dress in black. Soon they will come out of the mourning period. I think the shrines are supposed to come down and clothing to go back to normal as the reign of the new King takes precedence, but I expect a longer transition.
Huge painting on side of building across from plaza at MBK mall. Painted after his death, the King as a younger man.
All the train stations, and malls, and many businesses have similar shrines.
Center One mall at Victory Monument.
It has been almost a year and almost all Thais are still wearing black or ‘subdued’ colors. This is encouraged (mandated?) by the government for Monday – Friday but most people wear black every day. This is just a normal evening in a food court where there are no tourists.
Taxi queue at government building. Queuing is a whole other subject in Thailand; this is showing the colors of worker’s clothing, the woman in khaki is in military uniform.
A ceremony in October, so it makes sense for them to show up in black. King Power duty-free mall.
Taxi colors are jarring even not during a period of mourning.