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. In 1935, the holding of this ritual stopped, swing Sao Ching Cha was dismantled, leaving only the teak base.

Then swing under the influence of the elements was destroyed and rebuilt again. Now this swing was moved to the national Museum of Bangkok, after a complete dismantling in 2005. A few years a new swing was created to make them, used 100 year old teak trees. Swing is now worth about Wat Suthat, and included in the UNESCO list as World heritage.

Bangkok will leave your heart and memory not to forget, beautiful memories.

So you previously used this swing is a Giant swing in Bangkok symbol and landmark

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