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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

Amusement Park La Ronde

One of the biggest and most popular canadian amusement parks were built in Montreal (Saint Helena) in 1967, on the eve of the international exhibition “Expo”. This Kingdom of thrills covers an area of 59 hectares, which is home to more than 40 different rides. Every year, La Ronde is visited by 2 and a half million holidaymakers.

Ride to shout

The oldest “roller coaster” in the Park of Montreal – the famous “Monster” (Le Monstre), the track with wooden rails with a height of about 40 meters. Curved air on the road famously fly 7 trailers, each of which fits 4 people. The system safety belts are made so as to maintain the passengers the illusion of constant danger – it seems that they are not able to fix the person.

One of the Park’s adrenaline slides – “Vampire”. Her people do not go, but rather fly – the passengers are located on the outboard seats (like those used in ski lifts), dangling his legs in the air. The speed is very decent up to 80 km/h. It has a length of 823 meters, periodically lifting and dropping with a 32-metre slopes. In fact, “Vampire” resembles the American attraction “Batman”.

The Park where all dissemenated

Until 2001, the Park belonged to the city municipality, but was later purchased by the American entertainment network Six Flags – which is why today La Ronde is known in Canada as the Park Six flags. Continue reading

Gardaland

Where in Italy is the amusement Park Gardaland, and whether to go with the kids?

The Gardaland Park is among the best entertainment parks in Europe. It was founded in 1972 and got its name after the nearby lake Garda. The Park is a bit like Disneyland, but it is not its copy. It is an independent complex with its recreational amenities and features. The area of the country entertainment is 500 thousand square meters. The Park is for people of all ages, from younger visitors to adults. This Park is the most famous and popular in Italy and is located just 1.5 hour drive from Milan. On its territory there are more than 40 different rides, including for fans to tickle your nerves. In addition to all sorts of entertainment there are shops, restaurants, a hotel and a huge aquarium.

If the purpose of your trip is solely this Park, you need to try to buy tickets to Brescia or Verona, and from there to the Park can be reached by train (it is just two kilometers from the railway station Peschiera del Garda). Directly from the station to walk is not necessary, from there you can get the free bus shuttles.

In the Park visitors will not find the usual takanawadai Mickey mouse, and most of the rides are water-oriented. The imagination of the organizers of the Park can only envy, seen striking in its scale and diversity. To leave this Park in a bad mood just not possible. In the Park there are many places where you can have a picnic, instead of having to visit a cafe or restaurant. Continue reading

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