Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing
Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing Review
Wat Suthat is known for the 19th-century murals in the main chapel, but the numerous statues around the spacious tiled grounds are quite striking, too. There are rows of horse statues along one side of the wat. The Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha) just outside Wat Suthat (but not part of it) was replaced to great fanfare in late 2006 for the first time in a generation. But it will not be used as it was in ancient times for Brahmanic ceremonies. Apparently, several people were killed in a swing-related accident in the early 20th century, and it has been out of service since. It is in a public area that is free to visit.
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