Nangloeng Market


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Almost like being there: Nangloeng Market - August 11, 2005

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From a placard outside the market: The ancient market opened since March 29, 1899 was built on the old cemetery ground of Wat Sommanat Worawiharn. The word Nang Loeng was originated from E-loeng which was the name of a kind of jar made by Mon people (Peguan), the Mon people transported their E-Loeng jars for sales at the junction of Phadung Krung Kasem Canal and Prem Prachakon Canal which is the present market. The people then called this area E-loeng. The Prime Minister, Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram renamed it to Nang Loeng, for the reason of sounding more polite in Thai speaking. Nowadays, Nang Loeng, one of only a few old original markets in Bangkok, is under the ownership of the Crown Property Bureau. There are various delicious Thai foods and desserts sold in the market. Besides, the old cinema called Chaloem Thani Chinam and small row-houses built since King Rama V's period reflecting the atmosphere of 100 years ago still can be observed.


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The Chinese-style gate (right) leading to the house (above and left).

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