Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute to Thailand's late King (PHOTOS)
Mourners line up to get into the Throne Hall at the Grand Palace for the first time to pay their respects in front of the golden urn of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, October 29, 2016. Reuters

Tens of thousands of people streamed into the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Saturday to pay their last tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. This was the first time when the public was granted entry to the throne hall where late king is lying in state.

The authorities will allow 10,000 mourners enter the decorated throne hall every day but in small batches. Massive crowds were seen waiting outside the Grand Palace for the past two weeks to pay their respect before a portrait of the monarch.

The 88-year-old late King Bhumibol was adored by his subjects and was recognised as an anchor of stability in a kingdom that has been rocked by turbulent politics.

Since his death, the Thais are seen wearing only black and white as a mark of mourning. The television channels have been devoting hours of airtime to show the footage from his 70-year reign.

Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute to Thailand's late King (PHOTOS)
Mourners hold up pictures of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulayadej as they wait in line to enter the Throne Hall at the Grand Palace for the first time to pay respects to his body that is kept in a golden urn in Bangkok, Thailand, October 29, 2016. Reuters
Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute to Thailand's late King (PHOTOS)
A mourner cries as she walk in line into the Throne Hall at the Grand Palace for the first time to pay respect to the body of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej that is kept in a golden urn in Bangkok, Thailand, October 29, 2016. Reuters
Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute to Thailand's late King (PHOTOS)
Mourners hold up pictures of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulayadej as they are pushed into the Throne Hall at the Grand Palace for the first time to pay respects to his body that is kept in a golden urn in Bangkok, Thailand, October 29, 2016. Reuters
Long live the Thai King: Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute
Mourners from the Kamphaeng tribe line up to get into the Throne Hall at the Grand Palace for the first time to pay respects in front of the golden urn of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, October 29, 2016. Reuters
Long live the Thai King: Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute
A mourner's tattoo is seen on the back of his head as he walks in line into the Throne Hall at the Grand Palace for the first time to pay respects to the body of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej that is kept in a golden urn in Bangkok, Thailand, October 29, 2016. The tattoo read: "Number Nine". Reuters
Long live the Thai King: Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute
Mourners from the Kamphaeng tribe line up to get into the Throne Hall at the Grand Palace for the first time to pay respects in front of the golden urn of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, October 29, 2016 Reuters
Long live the Thai King: Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute
Mourners walk in line to enter the Throne Hall at the Grand Palace for the first time to pay respects to the body of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej that is kept in a golden urn in Bangkok, Thailand, October 29, 2016. Reuters
Long live the Thai King: Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute
A boy carries a portrait of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej while he lines up to pay respect at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Reuters
Long live the Thai King: Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute
Mourners line up to get into the Throne Hall at the Grand Palace for the first time to pay their respects in front of the golden urn of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, October 29, 2016. Reuters
Long live the Thai King: Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute
A mourner pays her respect to a picture of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the City Pilar Shrine near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Reuters
Long live the Thai King: Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute
Mourners walk in line into the Throne Hall at the Grand Palace for the first time to pay respects to the body of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej that is kept in a golden urn in Bangkok, Thailand, October 29, 2016. Reuters
Long live the Thai King: Mourners queue outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay tribute
Some 1,250 students from the Assumption College hold cards to form an image of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in his honour, in Bangkok. Reuters