Taling Chan District

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Taling Chan
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
 • Total 29.479 km2 (11.382 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 105,613
 • Density 3,582.65/km2 (9,279.0/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (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 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 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.


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


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.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed]


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