Taling Chan District

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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

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.

History[edit]

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 of those remain there today. That makes it known as "Bangkok's Kitchen".[2]

The landscape of Taling Chan about 1,000 years ago is believed to be part of the river delta (Chao Phraya delta). The area was therefore a muddy mangrove forest and there was no evidence of human settlement.[2]

Later on, two areas in Taling Chan (Bang Ramat and Bang Chueak Nang) have been mentioned to in the literature Kamsuan Samut since early Ayutthaya period (not less than 500 years ago). They are therefore regarded as one of Bangkok's oldest zones.[2]

The term Taling Chan, literally means high brae (Taling–brae or bank, Chan–high or steep) according to its topography.

During World War II, a southern railway line that runs through the district was one of the targets of the Allied aircraft bombing.[2]

At that time, Taling Chan could be divided into two parts: the west side (now Thawi Watthana) and the east side. The area on the west side was much wider, but there are a lot fewer residents.

Taling Chan has a rectangular area and full of many waterways that cross each other. It is also an agricultural area, therefore making it difficult to access by car. Although today there are many roads passing through the area such as Borommaratchachonnani, Ratchaphruek, Phutthamonthon Sai 1, and Phutthamonthon Sai 4 etc, but the most convenient route is still a water. Taling Chan has both BMTA and affiliated buses service just a few lines. Around the 1940s–50s, Taling Chan was considered to be the area with the most rice production in Thonburi Province. There was no electricity until the year 1972.[2]

Administration[edit]

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

Places[edit]

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.[3][4]

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.[5][6]

Flower Market Thailand is a new center flower trade of Thailand apart from Pak Khlong Talat in Phra Nakhon.[7]

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.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)
  2. ^ a b c d e Thongdaeng, Wityada; Thongpan, Saran (September 2012). ชุมทางตลิ่งชัน ย่านเก่า [ก่อน] กรุงเทพฯ [Taling Chan junction old neighbourhood [before] Bangkok] (in Thai). Bangkok: Muang Boran Journal. ISBN 978-974-7727-93-7.
  3. ^ "ตลาดน้ำตลิ่งชัน" [Taling Chan floating market]. sanook (in Thai). 2005-03-24.
  4. ^ "ตลาดน้ำตลิ่งชัน ตลาดน้ำยอดฮิตเมืองกรุง" [Taling Chan floating market top hit city floating market]. dooasia (in Thai). 2014-11-08.
  5. ^ Pa Ouan Niao Neua (2012-02-07). "๐๐๐๐๐ . . . ตลาดน้ำวัดจำปา . . . ๐๐๐๐๐" [๐๐๐๐๐ . . . Wat Champa floating market . . . ๐๐๐๐๐]. Pantip.com (in Thai).
  6. ^ "สัมผัสวิถีถิ่นตลิ่งชัน ผ่านโฮมสเตย์กลางเกาะ "ชุมชนเกาะศาลเจ้า"" [Experience the local way of Taling Chan through the homestay in the middle of the island "Ko San Chao Community"]. Manager Daily (in Thai). 2013-06-19.
  7. ^ "ปากคลองตลาดใหม่ แลนด์มาร์กดึงนักท่องเที่ยว ตลาดดอกไม้ใหญ่ทันสมัยที่สุด" [New Pak Khlong Talat landmark draws tourists the largest modern flower market]. Thairath (in Thai). 2017-05-12.
  8. ^ "หัวรถจักรผีสิงพุ่งชน...'หัวลำโพง'" [Haunted locomotive crashed into...'Hua Lamphong']. Komchadluek (in Thai). 2009-10-10.

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