The history of the famous Giant Swing in Bangkok is a very fascinating one. Here’s a little more information that might appeal to you.
The very first Giant Swing was the focal point of an annual Hindu religious ceremony – this monument was a way in which devotees can recreate the experiences of Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva.
A changing monument.
The giant swing was first commissioned by King Rama I in 1784, as he wanted to build something that could help him and his subjects ‘touch the heavens’. The Giant Swing towers up to 70 feet and was fashioned out of five huge teak tree trunks from Phrae province in 2007. There have been a number of different versions of the swing since it was first constructed.
Less than 30 minutes from many a city hotel in Bangkok, the likes of Avani Atrium Bangkok, this attraction is a short walk away from Grand Palace and Wat Pho.