泰国为普密蓬国王举行盛大葬礼

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年10月29日 作者:纽约时报(By HANNAH BEECH)

金色尖塔、万寿菊花环、身披橘黄色长袍的僧侣和戴着深红色帽子的王室卫兵......数万民众涌上街头,为泰国已故国王普密蓬“最后的旅程”送别。
金色尖塔、万寿菊花环、身披橘黄色长袍的僧侣和戴着深红色帽子的王室卫兵......数万民众涌上街头,为泰国已故国王普密蓬“最后的旅程”送别。The pomp and pageantry of Thailand’s monarchy were on display for the cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

曼谷——周四,作为一个逝去时代的镀金盛典,泰国国王普密蓬·阿杜德(Bhumibol Adulyadej)的火化仪式在庄严肃穆中开始。成千上万名身穿黑色衣服的哀悼者站在曼谷街道两边缅怀他,并一睹把他的骨灰缸运送至一个164英尺(约合50米)高火葬柴堆的王室灵车真容。

五彩缤纷的壮观场面——金色的尖塔、身着朱红色套装的士兵、万寿菊花环、身披橘黄色长袍的僧侣和戴着深红色帽子的王室卫兵——与该国沉重气氛形成了对比。2016年10月13日,普密蓬国王去世,享年88岁。自那以后,泰国一直处于哀悼期。

普密蓬国王又名拉玛九世,在位70年,是世界上统治时间时间最长的君主。周四,为期一年的国丧期正式结束。普密蓬国王去世时,大部分泰国人只知道他一个国王;对很多人来说,有关这个王国未来的不确定性仍在继续。

翻译:陈亦亭

Thailand Mourns King Bhumibol in a Solemn Spectacle

BANGKOK — With the gilded pageantry of a bygone era, the cremation ceremony of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand began in earnest on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners lined the streets of Bangkok to honor him and catch a glimpse of the royal chariot transporting his funerary urn to a 164-foot-high pyre.

The colorful spectacle — with its golden spires, vermilion-costumed soldiers, marigold garlands, saffron-robed monks and royal guards in crimson hats — contrasted with the somber mood of a nation that has mourned ever since King Bhumibol’s death on Oct. 13, 2016, at 88 years old. 相关文章

King Bhumibol, also known as Rama IX, was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, having spent seven decades on the throne. On Thursday, the yearlong national mourning period officially ended. Most Thais had known no other king when he died, and for many uncertainty about the kingdom’s future endures.