Taling Chan District
This article is written like a travel guide rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. (June 2020)
Southern Bus Terminal
Khet location in Bangkok
|Seat||Khlong Chak Phra|
|• Total||29.479 km2 (11.382 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,572.00/km2 (9,251.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
Taling Chan District (Thai: ตลิ่งชัน, pronounced [tā.lìŋ t͡ɕʰān]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Its neighbours, clockwise from the north, are Bang Kruai District of Nonthaburi Province and Bang Phlat, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok Yai, Phasi Charoen, Bang Khae, and Thawi Watthana Districts of Bangkok.
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 and kitchen gardens, many remaining there today. It has been called "Bangkok's Kitchen".
The landscape of Taling Chan about 1,000 years ago is believed to have been part of the (Chao Phraya River delta. The area was a muddy mangrove forest and there was no evidence of human settlement.
Taling Chan has a rectangular area and is full of many waterways that cross each other. It is also an agricultural area, therefore making it difficult to access by road. Today there are many roads passing through the area such as Borommaratchachonnani, Ratchaphruek, Phutthamonthon Sai 1, and Phutthamonthon Sai 4, but the most convenient route is still by water. Taling Chan has both BMTA and affiliated buses service just a few lines. There was no electricity in the area until 1972.
The district is divided into six sub-districts (khwaeng).
|1.||Khlong Chak Phra||คลองชักพระ|
|6.||Bang Chueak Nang||บางเชือกหนัง|
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.
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 is a homestay in cultural tourism form for tourists.
In 1979, 54 people were killed in the worst accident in Thai railway history when a commuter train collided with a freight train at Taling Chan.
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