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Everything else around this swing is more interesting. I have no idea why it's there and why it's a .. thing to see...
Our tour guide asked us if we wanted to take photos and we asked her why.
So if you've never seen a...More
Though not particularly interesting in itself, the giant swing is located in an area of great interest, with the Democracy Monument and Loha Prasat etc nearby. As most have said, the giant swing is worth a photo (I preferred at night), and then a move...More
We asked the taxi-driver to stop for 10 sec to make a picture. That was good enough. Because of absence of the swing, may daugther didn't understand this is a giant swing. Maybe they could give more historical information and show pictures from the past.
The giant swing is a reconstruction of a Hindu swing used long ago as a part of their tradition. High on the swing they would swing and reach for gold, many falling to their death until it was abolished. The story I find interesting. You...More
'The Giant Swing' derived its name from a religious Hindu tradition in which teams hang onto the swing and tried to snatch a bag with coins. Some fell to their death so the tradition was outlawed and now only the impressive over 30 meter high...More
We were there after seeing the Golden Mount temple because it was closeby. I was imagining it to have at least some nice views and angles for pictures, but not even that. When we approached it we saw that there were some constructions around it...More
27 meters tall, the swing was originally built in 1784, under the direction of King Rama I. Renovation completed in 2007 - workers used six massive teak tree trunks (each more than 20 meters tall and approximately 200 years old) to construct a new swing....More
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.