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Giant Swing

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Address: Bamrung Muang Rd, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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No Need to Visit

You will most likely pass by it while visiting the touristy spots. No need to really put this on your itinerary.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rica T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will most likely pass by it while visiting the touristy spots. No need to really put this on your itinerary.

Thank Rica T
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in a Tuk Tuk when we drove past the Giant Swing. My driver stopped and let me take a picture and told me the story and the symbolism it was built for and now stands for. Due to several deaths on the swing, the practice was abandoned in 1935. It was built in the later 1700’s and is... More 

Thank gary c
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughters and I made a special trip to see the Giant Swing and were very disappointed that it wasn't actually a swing, just the framework of one. It is situated in the middle of a busy road which makes it very difficult to get to. O.K. to take photos on the way to somewhere else but not worth going... More 

Thank howmar36
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This monument is far from any metro or bts station so we had to take a taxi. Was disappointed as this is not a swing just a frame. Nothing special. Doesn't worth going there. The Wat Suthat Thepwararam is next to it but also nothing special. I would skip this area as it's difficult to get to.

Thank TodiGyu
Ottawa, Canada
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430 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

In the early 1900s people would swing on it to try and get a bag of coins....some people died and many were injured and the swing portion was discontinued when it was moved. Now it is in the centre of a traffic circle and you can die yourself getting to it. Good for a few minutes or a drive past....would... More 

Thank DJS1950
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was definitely a drive by attraction... I would say this is a 5 minute stop...great for a picture

Thank Daryl J
Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sunday 5th March and we were on a brief walk around Bangkok and we went to have a look at the Giant Swing, just across from Bangkok City Hall and in front of Wat Suthat. Not sure really what to expect, but in reality it was not much, certainly would not make it a priority to see stop if passing.... More 

Thank David D
East Riding of Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

In a land full of temples the story behind this swing is well worth the Wikepedia search and is interesting in itself. It certainly is not worth a dedicated trip to it, but if it is "On your way somewhere else" then stop for a picture so that you can say that you have been there.

Thank lawrenceonhumber
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Honestly I am not aware of the significance of the monument, but you can spend 5-15 mins to stand and have some photos around. Nothing much mentionable. But the swing looks nice against blue sky. I happened to see a couple having wedding photo shoot there. The structure resembles swing, so the name.

Thank kspanja
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

There is not much too write about. The surrounding areas and sites of the city are better and I would only recommend passing by here quickly.

Thank Kyle H

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