Giant Swing, Bangkok – Review

Giant Swing is a religious structure in the city center of Bangkok which has long history. It was constructed in 1784 and had annual ceremony until 1935. The ceremony was discontinued after several fatal accidents.

I believe that the swing is listed as one of the attractions in Bangkok because of its history and architecture. The swing stands tall between Wat Suthat and Bangkok City Hall.

Even it is listed as an attraction, in my opinion, the swing itself is not interesting. Like many visitors said, it is not worth a visit and no need to put it in your itinerary. Well, some visitors choose to visit in order to take photos and then move to the next spot.

As a local, I would say that visiting this monument is your decision. However, my recommendation is if you want to visit this giant swing, include other interesting places around into your itinerary. Around the swing, there are beautiful temples that are worth visiting such as Wat Suthat, Wat Ratchanatdaram (Loha Prasat), Wat Ratchabophit, and so on. Click the link to see more detail of these temples.

Besides, for local, we go to Giant Swing because of delicious food around there. There are many local restaurants offering tasty food. If you walk from the swing to Democracy Monument through Dinso Road, you will see many restaurants. Most of them has been opened for several years. Many restaurants open in the daytime and nighttime. 

So, to make your time worth more when visiting Giant Swing, you might make it as a food trip and also visit temples around.

Update: July, 2017

Location & How to get there:  Bamrung Muang Road, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok. Opposite Wat Suthat, near Bangkok City Hall.

Opening Hours: 24/7

Admission Fee: Free

Have you ever been to Giant Swing? Do you like it there? Share your experience with me in the comment!

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