Bangkok Thailand Temple to begin public tour on Friday
Aug 28, 2023, 9:00 PM | Updated: 9:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — The Bangkok Thailand Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin public tours on Friday, Sept. 1.
Invited guests began touring the temple on Monday, Aug. 28, and will continue to do so through Thursday, Aug. 31. The public tour will run through Saturday, Sept. 16 with the exception of Sundays.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will dedicate the temple on Sunday, Oct. 22.
According to a church news release, the temple is the first in Thailand and third in Southeast Asia.
The Bangkok Thailand Temple was first announced in April 2015 by then church President Thomas S. Monson. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in January 2019.
Other temple news
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday that the Manhattan New York Temple will close next year for extensive renovations.
According to a release from the church, the project is expected to take three years. Additionally, the meetinghouse on the third floor of the temple will also be renovated. Area congregations will be relocated to other meetinghouses during the closure.
During the closure, church members are encouraged to attend temples in either Philadelphia or Hartford, Connecticut.
The Manhattan New York Temple was dedicated in June 2004 by then church President Gordon B. Hinckley.
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