The Giant Swing

Right in front of Wat Suthat is the 200-year-old Giant Swing, a bright-red wooden structure that was once the focus of Brahman ceremonies in honor of the Hindu god Shiva. At one time, courageous fellows would attempt to grab a pouch of money from a 25-meter stake by swinging higher and higher until they were able to reach it with their teeth. Accidents and deaths were so common that this practice was outlawed in the 1930s.

Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing are located on Bamrung Muang Road.