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Wat Suthat Thepwararam Ratchaworahawihan

The Giant Swing is located at the entrance of Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok which is one of the oldest temples in the city.

The Giant Swing

If you get to explore Wat Suhat in the Old City area of Bangkok, what will first grab your attention is the Giant Swing located right at the entrance to the temple.

The Giant Swing
The Giant Swing | Image via Wiki media commons

Wat Suthat Thepwararam

Thailand has many historic temples, but Wat Suhat is indeed one of the oldest! King Rama I took the initiative in constructing the temple and its other features such as the main hall and the meeting hall.

The Giant Swing

The Giant Swing dates back to 1784. It follows a Brahmin religious design and was an integral part of an old Brahmin Festival. It’s 21 m tall and definitely is worth exploring!

The modifications done

The Giant Swing has faced several modifications over the years. The latest modification was in 2007 and they decided to build it out of teak wood this time. If you visit the National Museum in Bangkok, you can explore the previous version of the Giant Swing there.

Sightseeing in Bangkok

Sightseeing in Bangkok is much easier if you stay at a Bangkok city hotel the likes of Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok. Explore this temple and every other ancient temple while also exploring the parks and malls in the city.