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Culture: What happens at a Thai funeral and what should you do if invited?

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very simple same as any other Thai event, stuff yerself with food and drink as much as you can, put money in envelope, that's it. Turn up in white or black or both. They spend far too much on these things then lie about how much it was x 200% normally.

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Is there a profession of embalmers in Thailand? Sometimes ice is used here in the North for preservation but it can't last a week.

Here is a photo of the "cool box" as it were.

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Can only relate my personal experiences.

After the funeral service has taken place and people are making their way from the sala up the steps to the funeral pyre, sometimes coins are thrown.

Some of these wats have their own cold store, where the bodies are stored, you pay extra for that.

Upcountry, some of these people have a village co-op insurance policy that will pay for a basic service

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