Taling Chan (ตลิ่งชัน)

Area 29.479 km2 (11.382 sq mi)

Population 105,613

 

History

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.

 

Places 

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 produces 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.