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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Like a number of other reviews, unsure what all the fuss is about, not sure why it’s referred to as the Giant Swing as that bit is missing, a bit of history around why it was named etc would help, my personal opinion is there...More

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything else around this swing is more interesting. I have no idea why it's there and why it's a .. thing to see... Our tour guide asked us if we wanted to take photos and we asked her why. So if you've never seen a...More

Thank HeidiB4
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Though not particularly interesting in itself, the giant swing is located in an area of great interest, with the Democracy Monument and Loha Prasat etc nearby. As most have said, the giant swing is worth a photo (I preferred at night), and then a move...More

Thank Joshua L
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We asked the taxi-driver to stop for 10 sec to make a picture. That was good enough. Because of absence of the swing, may daugther didn't understand this is a giant swing. Maybe they could give more historical information and show pictures from the past.

Thank smit1806
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Nice looking, tall wooden structure, similar to otori gate of japan. Worth stopping by for a photo or two, if passing by, otherwise don’t bother.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The giant swing is a reconstruction of a Hindu swing used long ago as a part of their tradition. High on the swing they would swing and reach for gold, many falling to their death until it was abolished. The story I find interesting. You...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

The Giant Swing is right in front of Wat Suthat and close to the Democracy Monument. It forms an interesting skyline. Worth a photo stop.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 3 May 2018

'The Giant Swing' derived its name from a religious Hindu tradition in which teams hang onto the swing and tried to snatch a bag with coins. Some fell to their death so the tradition was outlawed and now only the impressive over 30 meter high...More

Thank JSolitude
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We were there after seeing the Golden Mount temple because it was closeby. I was imagining it to have at least some nice views and angles for pictures, but not even that. When we approached it we saw that there were some constructions around it...More

Thank Kumuluswolken
Reviewed 26 April 2018

27 meters tall, the swing was originally built in 1784, under the direction of King Rama I. Renovation completed in 2007 - workers used six massive teak tree trunks (each more than 20 meters tall and approximately 200 years old) to construct a new swing....More

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Banglamphu
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok,
it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn
the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and
most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
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