Thailand grieves former king at cremation ceremony hinh anh 1At the cremation ceremony (Source: VNA)

Bangkok (VNA)
– Around 350,000 Thais have lined the streets of Bangkok to pay their last respects to their late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26.

Vice President Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thinh on behalf of the State of Vietnam is attending the royal cremation together with over 40 other royal and governmental representatives.

After the merit-making ceremony at the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall on October 25, the king's body was transported to Sanam Luang by the royal chariot led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

The late king will be cremated in a royal pyre to be lit by his son, King Maha Vajiralongkorn at 22:00 local time the same day.

Former King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch was known for his kindness and a symbol of national solidarity.

He died on October 13, 2016. The country mourned him for more than one year.-VNA