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The Giant Swing
or "Sao Ching cha"

Sao Ching Cha
Mostly known to foreigners as "Giant Swing", this structure stands
in front of the viharn of Wat Suthat. It was the sight of the ancient
Brahmin rite known as "Tri-yampawai" which had been passed on
since the time of Sukhothai and enacted in the succeeding capitals
of Ayutthaya and Thonburi. The monument was erected in 1784
by order of King Rama I shortly after founding the city in 1782 A.D.
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