Wat Khae Nang Loeng Community There is speculation that the name 'Nang Loeng may come from 'E-loeng', a type of Mon earthen jar which had been sold here and gave the name E-loeng to this quarter. The name 'E-loeng' was modified to be more proper as 'Nang Loeng under the premiership of Marshall Phibunsongkhram (E in Thai is not a polite women's title). This quarter is centred on "Wat Sunthon Thammathan" (Wat Khae Nang Loeng). Wat Khae Nang Loeng has its trace back to Rama III reign. There is also a memorial of Mitr Chaibancha, Thailand's famous film star whose body was taken to perform rites after his death at this temple. Mitr Chaibancha Photo credit dailynews.co.th/ Wat Khae Nang Loeng is also home to famous "Trok Lakhon" (Drama Alley) which preserves cultural heritage,; Khon (Thai mask play), Lakhon (Thai traditonal drama), Nang Talung (Thai shadow play), Li Ke, and Pi-phat (Thai traditional woodwind band) although facing a lack of support. Li Ke show Khon show. Photo credit โขนรามเกียรติ์ Nang Talung Photo credit: silpa-mag.com There are a few cultural centres dedicated to preserve these art "Ban Nangloeng", a century old traditional Thai house, is dedicated to preserve traditonal Thai play, Lakhon Chatri, and "Ban Tenram" (House of Dances), a renovated Dancing School Ban Samakkhi Leelard, now serves as both dancing museum and dancing school. Ban Nangloeng in Wat Khae Nang Loeng Community. Credit : bangkokpost.com Photo credit : bangkokpost.com In short, the community is a hidden gem that is interesting to explore if you would like to stay away from Bangkok mainstream attractions. You can customize your own itinerary with a visit to the community with Explorenique's custom tour experience. For more info please click here Nang Loeng Palace Nang Loeng Palace or Wang Nang Loeng in Thai was constructed to be Prince Chumphon's residence
Wat Khae Nang Loeng Community There is speculation that the name ‘Nang Loeng may come from ‘E-loeng’, a type of Mon earthen jar which had been sold here and gave the name E-loeng to this quarter. The name ‘E-loeng’ was modified to be more proper as ‘Nang Loeng under the premiership of Marshall Phibunsongkhram (E
Nang Loeng Market, the century-old market, was officially opened on 29th March 1901 by Rama V. Its uniqueness lies in its buildings and its vicinity's well preserved 19th century architecture. There is another Prince Chumphon Shrine at the marekt. Due to its proximity to Prince Chumphon's Estate, the market's Prince Chumphpon Shrine is regarded as the most connected to the prince himself. Nang Loeng Market is famous for its traditoinal dishes and dessert. Many food vendors in the market are famous in both their traditional recipes and taste, such as beef noodle, duck noodle, wonton noodle, rice with Thai curry, rice with roasted duck, roasted pork and crispy pork, and Thai traditoanl desserts but highly recommended dishes are Khao Chae, Khao Tang Natang, and Saikrok Planaem, a rare traditonal snack. Photo credit: travel manager There is also an old cinema Sala Chalerm Thani Theatre in Nang Loeng Market. A seven decade old movie theatre was built in Rama VI reign. It's known as Rong Nang Nang Loeng (Nang Loeng Movie House). The theatre is a two storied wooden building. Its first screening was in 1918 with silent films with a brasswind band playing along. The cinema ceased screening in 1993 and its building is in dire condition but still waiting to be revived. Although it was closed permanently, there is still stict security guarding and the front court are still utilized normally.
Nang Loeng Market, the century-old market, was officially opened on 29th March 1901 by Rama V. Its uniqueness lies in its buildings and its vicinity’s well preserved 19th century architecture. There is another Prince Chumphon Shrine at the marekt. Due to its proximity to Prince Chumphon’s Estate, the market’s Prince Chumphpon Shrine is regarded as