Taling Chan District

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Taling Chan
ตลิ่งชัน
Khet
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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
Province Bangkok
Seat Khlong Chak Phra
Khwaeng 6
Area
 • Total 29.479 km2 (11.382 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 105.202
 • Density 3,536/km2 (9,160/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10170
Geocode 1019

Taling Chan (Thai: ตลิ่งชัน; IPA: [tā.lìŋ tɕʰān]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Its neighbour, 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.

History[edit]

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

Administration[edit]

District office

The district is sub-divided into 6 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

Places[edit]

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

Taling Chan Floating Market is located on the canal Khlong Chak Phra (คลองชักพระ) in front of the district office. It is opened only on weekends from about 8:30 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.

Accident[edit]

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.

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