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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

In Russia

In Russia will be Europe’s largest indoor theme parks

Parks will become the real fairy-tale towns, where each zone is dedicated to the famous cartoon Studio DreamWorks

In the next few years in three Russian cities will appear the famous theme parks by DreamWorks, from the depths of which came dozens of films and animated blockbusters. The first Park will open in St. Petersburg and then in Moscow and Yekaterinburg.

According to the report of the group of companies “Regions”, which will implement the development, implementation, and management of objects, the opening of the first Park is planned for 2015.

DreamWorks parks in Russia will be the world’s largest indoor facilities operating all year round. The height of the ceilings and the building will be 35 meters — about 13-storey building.

In all three cities, parks will have a unified concept and plan. In particular, in addition to the rides, parks will house a concert hall, a 4D cinema, three-star hotel with 400 rooms and a shopping centre.

In addition, the adjacent area will accommodate Parking for more than 10 thousand cars. Continue reading

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