Wang Lang Market

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Sushi shop within the market

Wang Lang Market (Thai: ตลาดวังหลัง) is a daily market in Bangkok Noi district next to Siriraj Hospital and Chao Phraya river in Bangkok's Thonburi side.

The name "Wang Lang Market" means rear palace market, because of its location. In the early Rattanakosin period in the reign of King Rama I is the site of the palace of Prince Anurak Devesh (พระราชวังบวรสถานพิมุข หรือ วังหลัง; Rajawang Boworn Sathan Phimuk or familiarly known as Wang Lang) who was the nephew of the king. At present, there are remnants of the palace wall in the area near the market.[1] [2]

Wang Lang Market located in a narrow lane, it connects between Siriraj pier (or Wang Lang pier) and Arun Amarin road. Opposite to Tha Pra Chan pier in Tha Phra Chan neighbourhood, beside to Thammasat University in Phra Nakhon district. The length is about 300 meters. But it is full of shops either stalls and shophouses. There are a variety of products such as fashion clothings, beauty salons, bakeries, sushi shops, restaurants, including café in boutique style[3]. But what is very famous of this market are southern food restaurants, which the food is well known for its spicy flavor. Because of its location near Thon Buri railway station, which is the destination of the southern line. And at the nearby Phran Nok intersection, there are also many southern food restaurants.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dek Tai Wang (2005-09-25). "วังหลังอยู่ตรงไหนครับ (ไม่ใช่ตลาดนะ)" [Where is Wang Lang (not market)]. Pantip.com (in Thai).
  2. ^ "ท่องเที่ยวเขตบางกอกน้อย:Bangkoknoi Tour" [Bangkok Noi Travel:Bangkoknoi Tour]. Bangkoknoitour (in Thai). 2011-08-23.
  3. ^ Tao Mai Chob Clan (2011-06-20). "ร้านกาแฟ @วังหลัง.เพื่อนที่ไม่เคยหาย เวลาเหงา" [Café @Wang Lang.friend who never lost at lonely time]. Pantip.com (in Thai).
  4. ^ "Wang Lang Market". Bangkokriver.

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Coordinates: 13°45′19.79″N 100°29′6.27″E / 13.7554972°N 100.4850750°E / 13.7554972; 100.4850750