BANGKOK, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Grand Palace will be temporarily closed to visitors throughout next month to give way for preparations for a royal cremation ceremony for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

According to a statement of the Bureau of the Royal Household issued on Thursday, the Grand Palace and adjacent Emerald Buddha temple will be closed to visitors from Sept. 30 and will be open as usual from Oct. 30.

The Bureau of the Royal Household earlier announced that Sept. 30 will be the last day for members of the public to visit the Grand Palace to pay homage to the late monarch.

The royal cremation ceremony will be held on nearby Sanam Luang ground from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29.