Phra Meru Mas (the royal crematorium) for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
The structure is designed specifically for the funeral rites for a king, based on ancient royal traditions. Standing at 53 metres high, the edifice sits on a three-tiered, square shaped base with a staircase on each of the four sides, each side measuring 60 metres wide. The royal crematorium comprises of nine structures designed in the style of Busabok, an elaborate pavilion throne tapering up from the base into an ornately decorated tiered roof topped by a spire. Of the nine Busabok, the principal Busabok sitting on the top tier of the royal crematorium's base has a seven-tiered, spired roof, housing Phra Chittakathan, the catafalque for enshrining the royal urn made of sandalwood. Each of the four corners on the top tier of the royal crematorium's base is also placed with a smaller Busabok called Sang, a monk's pavilion with five-tiered roof, for monks to sit and prayer. The remaining four Busabok are located at each of the four corners on the second layer of the royal crematorium's base, bringing all the number of Busabok structures to nine.