Sao Ching Cha or Giant Swing is a religious structure in Bangkok located in Phra Nakhon district in front of the Wat Suthat. The swing was formerly used in an ancient Brahmin ceremony and is presently a tourist attraction of the city. There was a ceremony of Brahmins who would swing trying to grab a bag of coins placed in one of the pillars.
The swing ceremony was discontinued after the structure was damaged by lightning. It was renovated, ceremony performed again but was again discontinued after several fatal accidents. The pillars of the swing represent the mountains while the circular base denote the earth and seas and the swing is of a massive structure that denotes the hugeness of the planet.
The timber of the original swing has been preserved in the National Museum while the Giant Swing together with Wat Suthat has been suggested as a future UNESCO world heritage site. Nearby the swing are the Wat Suthat and the Tiger Shrine that is a place of worship by the Thais and Chinese. There is also a Lon Kon Mueng, a recreational area of locals where they do dance aerobics, jogging, strolling, relaxing or just gathering to enjoy the breeze.