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  koht (royal funeral urn)

 

Thailand

The royal funeral urn of King Bhumipon (fig.) is accompanied by a brahman priest as it is transported up Phra Meru at Sanam Luang for cremation on 26 October 2017. Over the koht is the King's nine-layered umbrella or chattra (fig.), whilst the gate displays his initials B.P.R. (ภ.ป.ร.).

See also POSTAGE STAMPS and TRAVEL PICTURE.