Bangkok's Giant Swing is another of Bangkok's famous City icons. The swing has a long history in Bangkok, being constructed in the late seventeen hundreds by King Rama I. The swing ceremonies have their roots in Hindu traditions. The swing has been replaced several times in the past with the most recent in 2007 when huge teak trees were specially grown and selected for the straightness of the trunks and free of knots. I was lucky enough to be in Bangkok for the dedication of the new swing and I remember it was quite a big ceremony.