Talad Noi is one of the heritage areas in Bangkok. This old community is located next to Yaowarat or Bangkok’s Chinatown. Nowadays this area becomes a charming walking street route and also popular among bikers.
You can either start a walking trip from Hua Lamphong train station and end the trip at Si Phraya Pier or walk in a reverse direction.
My friend and I started this walking trip at Wat Traimit or the temple of Golden Buddha which is only 500 meters from Hua Lamphong train station. If you have never been to Wat Traimit, I do recommend you to visit the temple, the Golden Buddha, and also Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center.
After visiting the temple, we walked on Mittaphap Thai-China Road to Odeon Circle or the Chinatown Gate.
From the circle, you can walk to Chinatown, the big Chinese community in Bangkok. I made it as a walking trip once; you can see the detail of my walking trip to Chinatown here.
But, this time we walked to Talad Noi Community. So, from the circle, we walked on Tri Mit Road until we saw Wat Pathum Khongkha Ratchaworawihan at the end of the street.
Then, we turned left and walked on Song Wat Road until we saw Soi Phanurangsi. Then, we walked into the soi (alley). Don’t afraid to get lost; there are many signs telling you the way to go to Talad Noi.
Only a few minute walk, we were on Soi Wanit 2. We started seeing a pile of spare parts. Yes, we were entering ‘Sieng Kong Zone’.
While walking in this area, you will see a pile of spare parts, old wooden houses, Chinese shrines. I recommend you to keep looking for ‘Trok San Chao Rong Kueak’ sign and then walk into its alley. There are some old graffiti on the wall and Chinese shrine inside.
After walking back to the main road (Soi Wanit 2) and keep walking for a while, you will see Bank Siam Kammachon Thun Jamkad, the first Thai bank. The building was built in European style. When I was there, the bank closed. So, I could not go inside.
Next to the bank, you will see Kalawar Church which is located in Kularb Wittaya School.
From the school, we walked straight to Si Phraya Pier. From the pier, we took ferry cross the river to Klong San Market and The Jam Factory.
If you want to follow this walking trip, I do recommend you to start a trip early in the morning. Besides, Talad Noi is a great place to have delicious street food. You can have breakfast like a local there. In the afternoon, the weather is usually too hot to enjoy the scenery around.