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The Giant swing

The landmark Bangkok — “the Giant swing”

One of the symbols of Bangkok!

If you come to Thailand, you first suggest to visit some sights and beautiful places in Bangkok before you travel to the Islands.

Attraction — “the Giant swing of Bangkok”

We’ve all been to amusement parks where a lot of interesting and amusing swings and shells. But I assure you you have never seen. In Bangkok is the giant swing, they are one of the symbols of the city. In 1784 in the heart of Bangkok was built the giant swing and their height is 42 meters.

Previously carried out an annual ritual of worshipping Lord Shiva as gratitude for a good harvest of rice. And during a brahmin ceremony at the end of December, beginning of January, 10 days used these swings.

According to Hindu mythology, to check the stability of the newly created world, God Brahma was ordered to melt Shiva on the top of the hill on which the snake will crawl and they can push Shiva to the bottom. According to legend, the giant swing is like Lord Shiva firmly standing on his feet. With great force, a team of brave men, chosen from the faithful, was swinging on that swing. Had teeth to tear a bag in which were coins, and the pouch at the height of 25 meters was tied to a post. It’s just strannopriemnici, and what were the participants, but there were winners who managed to rip the bag, and there were those who ended their lives tragically falling from a swing. Continue reading

One of the most horrible rides

If you want to tickle your nerves and get a powerful adrenaline in the blood, then choose an attraction and go to conquer!

10. Amusement “Giant Canyon” (Giant Canyon Swing), Colorado. The attraction is located on the edge of the cliff at a height of 400 meters. At the same time it can take four passengers. The 9th place. Formula Rossa (Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE) – the fastest of all roller coasters. The acceleration of the trolley is up to 240 km/h in 4.9 seconds. 8th place. Takabisha (Park Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Japan). The attraction is famous worldwide due to the very large angle of descent of 121 degrees 7th place. Zip World at Penrhyn Quarry (UK, North Wales). Skydiver from Britain created an extreme attraction, in which a man flies at a speed of 161 km/h over mountainous terrain. The 6th place. InsanIo (Beach Park Fortaleza,Fortaleza, Brazil). Insano (translated as “madness”;) is The highest water slide in the world – the height is 41 meters, the falling speed develops up to 105 km/h 5th place. Dodonpa (Fujiyoshida, Japan). A roller coaster with a fourfold excess of accelerate its own fall. In less than two seconds the van is gaining acceleration to 172 km/h 4th place. Slingshot Sling Shot (Cyprus, Lunapark – Ayia NAPA). The height of the slingshot is 35 meters. In seconds, visitors climb to a height of 15-athinorama, and then rapidly falling down and so a few times. The 3rd place. Kingda Ka (NJ, USA). The world’s tallest metal slide – 139 meters. Continue reading

Port Aventura

If you travel to Spain with children, don’t forget to visit the most famous theme Park, Port Aventura, which is rightly compared with the well known Disneyland.

The Park is located in the village of Salou, which is not far from Barcelona. Every year, this amusement Park is visited by over 3 million people. The territory of the complex is 117 ha, the Park has more than 40 different rides.

The complex includes not only an amusement Park but a water Park called PortAventura aquatic, Golf courses, beach clubs, 4 hotels. In the middle of Port Aventura is a lake, which area is 3 ha.

The theme Park consists of 6 themed areas. Among them, the Wild West, the Mediterranean, China, Mexico, Polynesia, China, children’s country “sesame”.

The Mediterranean

In this part of the Park there is a stylized Mediterranean village. There are many souvenir shops, restaurants and cafes.

“Furious Baco” is an attraction for a long time was considered the fastest in Europe. Now he is in the TOP 10 fastest roller coasters from around the world. Continue reading

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