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๐†๐ข๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  or ๐’๐š๐จ ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š

๐†๐ข๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ต๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘”๐‘˜๐‘œ๐‘˜ ๐ฟ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜ ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ 1905 ๐ป๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐†๐ข๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  or ๐’๐š๐จ ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š was constructed in the reign of Rama I after he had decided to extend the city from the west or Thonburi since King Thaksin's time to the east. There was also a canal excavation surrounding the city. ๐‘ฒ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘น๐’‚๐’Ž๐’‚ ๐‘ฐ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’„๐’‰๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’†๐’๐’•๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’…๐’† ๐’Š๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’‰๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’”, ๐’•๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’‚๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’Ž ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฎ๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘บ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ."๐‘บ๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚" ๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฎ๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘บ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’š๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ฉ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’Œ๐’๐’Œ until now.

It is two towering red pillars standing on a huge stone at a height of 21.15 meters. The lotus-flower-shaped pedestal is white exposed aggregate concrete. On the arch of the pedestal, placed an inscribed stone telling the history of Sao Chingcha. A pair of central pillars and two pairs of stilts with capital were all made of round lathed teak tree trunks. The frame connecting both capitals was carved beautifully. They were all painted in red. It is one of the architectures built for the Swing Ceremony or Ceremony of Tri-yampawai from an ancient Hindu epic. . The Giant Swing seen today is the new one which was rebuilt from 11th-13th September 2007. The new pillars were made of golden teak tree trunks from Prae. The Giant Swing has become one of the most historically important tourist attractions in Bangkok well known among Thais and foreigners. The architecture in the area near the Giant Swing including the Phra Nakorn area still remains in the style of the early Rattanakosin period.

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