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FAMOUS ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOOD -  Talat Noi  
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 Description: Talat Noi or Talad Noi is a historic neighbourhood in Bangkok. It roughly occupies the area of the sub-district of the same name in Samphanthawong District. On the periphery of Bangkok's Chinatown, Talat Noi has been home to various ethnic Chinese communities since soon after the foundation of Bangkok. Several historic buildings are found in the area, including the Holy Rosary Church, the Talat Noi Branch of Siam Commercial Bank, and the So Heng Tai Mansion.
Talat Noi has a long history predating the founding of Bangkok. The first ethnic group to settle here were the Portuguese from Ayutthaya. They built a Portuguese church in 1786, today known as the Holy Rosary Church or, in Thai, Wat Kalawa. Later, other ethnic groups came to live in Talat Noi, not only Chinese but also Vietnamese and Khmer. The area was Bangkok's first port, and was where immigrants landed.
The name Talat Noi means 'little market'. It comes from the name of the daughter of Jao Sua Niam or Jay Sua Niam, a landowner in the past.
Today, Talat Noi is a cultural attraction. Locals retain their form of speech, food, and folk beliefs as in the past. Houses and lanes are lathered with graffiti that makes the place popular to experience a traditional Chinese quarter.
 Province   Bangkok  Direction:      
 District   Samphanthawong    
 City   Talat Noi  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Famous Roads and Neighborhood      Related links:      
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 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   13.73302, 100.51308    
                     
                     
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