The Giant Swing in Bangkok, Thailand, stands in front of the City Hall. It was formerly used in a Brahmin Hindu ceremony and later dedicated to the Thai King

Click on title to view photo in large format: The Giant Swing in Bangkok, Thailand, stands in the center of the city, with the City Hall on one side and Wat Suthat Thepwararam on the other. The teak contraption was formerly used in a Brahman Hindu ceremony, during which young boys attempted to swing high enough to grab a bag of silver coins placed atop one of the pillars with their teeth. The practice was discontinued in the 1930’s after a number of participants were severely injured and…

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