Thailand may be known to Aussies for its poolside bars, raucous kickboxing matches and cheeky nightlife but it's in a period of mourning over the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
In 2015-2016, Thailand was the fifth most popular destination for Australian travellers behind NZ, Indonesia, the US and the UK and for the next year, the mourning period will transform the South East Asian hot spot, especially in the coming month.
Events like the upcoming Socceroos vs Thailand World Cup qualifier will be subdued, some tourist attractions will be closed and Bangkok is expected to be congested with those wishing to pay their respects.
Yet for the cultural traveller, it's also an opportunity to witness a solemn tradition that has roots in Thailand's rich history of ruling families dating back to the Sukhothai Kingdom in 1200s.
What can I wear?
It's probably best to leave the bikinis and short shorts for the privacy of your villa. A Tourism Authority of Thailand spokesperson said mourners would be dressed in black or white clothing as a display of the reverence, and while tourists weren't expected to do so, they should "kindly wear appropriate and respectable attire in public".
Football Federation Australia has asked fans to the Socceroos match in Bangkok on November 15 to wear neutral colours such as black, white or grey.
How about safety?
The Australian Government's Smartraveller service recommends visitors exercise a high degree of caution in Thailand, citing the king's death as one reason why there may be heightened civil unrest.
While the mourning period is set for the next year, Smartraveller said most disruptions would occur in the next 30 days. Many people will be travelling from the provinces to Bangkok to pay their respects this month, causing congestion in certain parts of the city.
What about full moon parties and the red light district?
Full moon parties are still planned in the coming month but the authority asked travellers to "refrain from any behaviour that may be interpreted as festive, disrespectful or disorderly".
If you're keen on heading out at night, the best advice is to do your partying while inside a club or bar.
What's open and what's closed?
The Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha: Closed 14-31 October 2016
Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha): Open as usual
Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn): Open as usual
National Museum Bangkok: Open as usual
The Queen's Gallery: Open as usual
Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, Kanchanaburi: Open as usual
Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium: Closed 14-31 October 2016
Lumpinee Boxing Stadium Ramintra Bangkok: Closed 14-31 October 2016
The Alcazar Cabaret, Pattaya: Open as usual
Tiffany's Show, Pattaya: Open as usual
Muay Thai Live at Asiatique The Riverfront: Open as usual
Siam Niramit: Open as usual
Phuket Simon Cabaret: Open as usual
Calypso at Asiatique The Riverfront: Open as usual
Chiang Mai Walking Street on Wua Lai Road: Open as usual
Chiang Mai Walking Street on Ratchadamnoen Road: Open as usual
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar on Chang Khland Road: Open as usual