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Giant Swing

Bamrung Muang Rd, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 88 616 5297
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Bamrung Muang Rd, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 88 616 5297
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing amongst the Wat Suthat and Bangkok City Hall is Bangkok’s famous crimson Giant Swing; at a whopping 21.5 metres tall this distinctive sight is a must see. Traditionally, it was used as part of a Thanksgiving ceremony where young men, suspended high above the...More

Thank AnujaMangle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taking a little ride on our tuk tuk and stopped here to take a picture. I must admit I don't know everything about this landmark but I do know it's a popular must see in the city. It's for us, a stop and...More

Thank sms70380
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Don't go out of your way to visit the Giant Swing. Not that interesting. The adjacent Wat Suthat is more compelling. So when walking out of Wat Suthat just look at the Giant Swing and take a photo -- you're done.

Thank Vijante-gigante
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Not sure why this was on my itinerary but is not worth a visit, its only a monument but first you have to cross a couple of busy streets and there is nothing around it, no shops, not walkable streets, so its just a monument...More

Thank travellistics
Reviewed 31 March 2017 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
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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,...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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...More

Thank howmar36
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...More

Thank TodiGyu
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...More

Thank DJS1950
Reviewed 8 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
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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