Giant Swing
Giant Swing
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore5,208 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We made a trip here together with visiting the nearby Wat Suthat on a Sunday morning. Sweating under the hot weather it took us about 20 mins from The Golden Mount to here. One can see a glimpse of the bright red structure while walking along the roads/alleys leading to the City Hall square! The Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha) was originally erected in 1784 as part of the Brahmin compound of shrines as a religious structure. The poles were erected in 1919 by the Louis T Leonowens Company and subsequently the rickety timbers were replaced by the structure presently. Standing at over 69ft (21 meters) tall, there was a few visitors beside us, took some nice photos and its surrounding. A brief 20 mins stay should suffice.
WE proceed to Chinatown from here which is a station away. .
Written July 27, 2022
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Abovetheclouds
1,986 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
Not really a swing as others have mentioned. If you are in the area then stop by and take a photograph! Not worth a special trip. Located in the middle of a busy road. Having said the above, this is a religious structure so be mindful of this as locals were praying when we were there.
Written January 11, 2022
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Abdul Wasay
Beijing, China105 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
It is not a must see place but is close to some other good attractions of Bangkok. You may skip it but if someone plans to just wander around in areas of Bangkok (Khaosan Road), I don't think one will mind visiting it. It is not an extra ordinary place.
Written May 8, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,367 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Constructed in 1784 the Giant Swing is a religious monument linked with the Hindu temple nearby. Rama I involved Brahmin (Hindu) priests into ritual duties at his court. The swing ceremony, during which Brahmins would swing high up trying to grab a bag of coins placed on one of the pillars, was performed until 1935. Too many (fatal) accidents happened.

It would have been nice to display an explanation about the swing, perhaps with photos or drawings of the last ceremonies. The structure as such is not very appealing. Hear or read the story if you go there.
Written December 15, 2018
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429Happy
Chichester, UK5,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This is quite an outstanding feature sitting alone in its own space. Very majestic. But what makes this so extra special it that it lies opposite the entrance of the magnificent Wat Suthat temple. This had a wow factor it really did I hope by seeing the attached pictures you are lured into this very humble space.
Written August 2, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is part of the old Hindu traditional festival. Now it's not used. This was construed by the King.
Written July 23, 2019
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INK
Bali, Indonesia375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
go when the sun is set and you will get stunning pictures ..
enjoy the busy street while you are in the middle busy taking a good picts for insta! lol
Written November 22, 2019
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leuveen
United Kingdom1,278 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
The place has a very interesting story, but by now its only a gate in front of the temple. If you are in the area, you can take a look, but its definitely not worthy going out of your way.
Written September 17, 2017
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The Gypsy Club
Paola, Malta363 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
It's literally, just a big swing construction, in the middle of a roundabout. That is literally it. Certainly do not make a special trip to see it. Complete waste of time, and really can't understand why it's even mentioned on tourist maps and 'places of interest'. Not recommended...at all!
Written October 5, 2016
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Nick B
Hanoi, Vietnam136 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
It's a swing. In fact, it's not a swing. It's a big red crap archway. It doesn't have an actual swing seat attached which demotes it from swing to gate. We literally walked up to it, took a quick photo and then left straight away.
Written July 10, 2016
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