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Taling Chan District

Taling Chan (Thai: ตลิ่งชัน, pronounced [tā.lìŋ t͡ɕʰān]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Its neighbours, clockwise from north, are Amphoe Bang Kruai of Nonthaburi Province, Bang Phlat, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok Yai, Phasi Charoen, Bang Khae, and Thawi Watthana Districts of Bangkok.

Taling Chan

ตลิ่งชัน
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Southern Bus Terminal
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°46′37″N 100°27′24″E / 13.77694°N 100.45667°E / 13.77694; 100.45667Coordinates: 13°46′37″N 100°27′24″E / 13.77694°N 100.45667°E / 13.77694; 100.45667
Country Thailand
ProvinceBangkok
SeatKhlong Chak Phra
Khwaeng6
Area
 • Total29.479 km2 (11.382 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total105,299[1]
 • Density3,572.00/km2 (9,251.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
10170
Geocode1019

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HistoryEdit

Taling Chan is an old district back when there was Thonburi Province. Now Thonburi is merged into Bangkok. In 1998, part of the district was split into a new Thawi Watthana District. Historically, much of the area was used as orchards, many of those remain there today.

The term Taling Chan, that literally means high brae (Taling–brae or bank, Chan–high or steep).

AdministrationEdit

 
District office

The district is divided into six sub-districts (khwaeng).

1. Khlong Chak Phra  คลองชักพระ
2. Taling Chan ตลิ่งชัน
3. Chimphli ฉิมพลี
4. Bang Phrom บางพรม
5. Bang Ramat บางระมาด
6. Bang Chueak Nang บางเชือกหนัง

PlacesEdit

 
Taling Chan floating market
 
Floating market in Taling Chan open on weekends

Taling Chan Floating Market is on the canal Khlong Chak Phra (คลองชักพระ) Canal in front of the district office. It is open only on weekends from about 08:30 to 16:00. Orchard produce such as fruits, and vegetables, as well as fish are sold from boats. There is a live traditional Thai music performance from 11:00 to 14:00. The idea for the floating market here was initiated by Chamlong Srimuang in 1987 to honour King Bhumibol's 60th birthday. This is a new attraction since floating markets, an old way of life of the Thai people, had vanished entirely from Bangkok for quite a long time.[2][3]

In addition, There are also 4–5 other floating markets in the district, including Wat Champa Floating Market, which is on the way to Khlong Bang Ramat (คลองบางระมาด). Here, locals have a traditional way of life and preserve like the past. Now, there are homestays in cultural tourism form for tourists.[4][5]

Flower Market Thailand is a new center flower trade of Thailand apart from Pak Khlong Talat in Phra Nakhon.[6]

AccidentEdit

In 1979, 54 people were killed in the worst accident in Thai railway history when a commuter train collided with a cargo train at Taling Chan.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)
  2. ^ "ตลาดน้ำตลิ่งชัน". sanook (in Thai). 2005-03-24.
  3. ^ "ตลาดน้ำตลิ่งชัน ตลาดน้ำยอดฮิตเมืองกรุง". dooasia (in Thai). 2014-11-08.
  4. ^ ป้าอ้วนเหนียวเนื้อ (2012-02-07). "๐๐๐๐๐ . . . ตลาดน้ำวัดจำปา . . . ๐๐๐๐๐". Pantip.com (in Thai).
  5. ^ "สัมผัสวิถีถิ่นตลิ่งชัน ผ่านโฮมสเตย์กลางเกาะ "ชุมชนเกาะศาลเจ้า"". Manager Daily (in Thai). 2013-06-19.
  6. ^ "ปากคลองตลาดใหม่ แลนด์มาร์กดึงนักท่องเที่ยว ตลาดดอกไม้ใหญ่ทันสมัยที่สุด". Thairath (in Thai). 2017-05-12.
  7. ^ "หัวรถจักรผีสิงพุ่งชน...'หัวลำโพง'". Komchadluek (in Thai). 2009-10-10.

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