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101. Giant Swing and Brahmin Temple

Ancient Siam

The Ancient City in Samut Prakan (Muang Boran)

In great urban centers, such as Ayutthaya, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Bangkok, Hindu beliefs were omnipresent in the traditions and rituals of common people and court alike. Indeed, special sites were designated for the staging of important Brahmin rites.

The ceremonial swing was set in motion by the Brahmin as a dramatic offering to the gods, demonstrating loyalty and gratitude in return for the yearly divine epiphany from heaven.

This royal rite is recorded in the Book of the 12 Month Royal Ceremonies. Such rituals were staged on behalf of the town in hopes that they would prosper.


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Native Language: เสาชิงช้าและโบสถ์พราหมณ์ (เมืองโบราณ)
Address: km. 33 (old) Sukhumvit Road, Bangpoo, Ancient City, Samut Prakan, Thailand and Bangkok office at 78/1 Democracy Monument cycle, Ratchadamnoen Ave., Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: (66)-02-7091644 and in Bangkok office (66)-2-2241057, 66-2-2261936-7
Opening Hours: 09:00 - 19:00
Administrative Division: Samut Prakan

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101. Giant Swing and Brahmin Temple