As kids, we loved nothing better then to go to the playground, get on the swings there and swing our hearts out… we try to get as high as we can by kicking the ground … and now, even as an adult, I still cannot resist getting on a swing sometimes when I come across one…
This made me think about some of the pretty amazing swings in the world….Check my little compilation out and tell me would you dare to go on all of these, or have any plans to? Number 4 is fine, and a great hit with people, I know…..but how about the rest….
1. Over The Edge Swing / A’DAM Tower, Amsterdam, Netherlands
I also just heard that Amsterdam in Netherlands has got a new attraction. It is said to be the tallest swing in Europe…. And it should be at 100 meters above the ground… Naturally, if you are brave enough to brave it, you will get a priceless view of the harbor and the city.
Opened at the end of August 2016, you can swing on the roof of the A’DAM Tower. Over The Edge will give any four people brave enough to accept the challenge the swing of their lifetime. Attached to a security handle you will be hanging over the edge of the watchtower. The swing is activated with a hydraulic control system, but you can also swing by yourself if you desire to….
The swing is the brainchild of Sander Groet who saw a similar one at a hotel in Las Vegas. Groet couldn’t resist the temptation and was so impressed that he decided to do a similar thing in Amsterdam.
The A’DAM Tower is situated at the Noordoever of the IJ, across the Amsterdam Central Station. There’s the A’DAM Lookout on the top floors of the tower which gives you a 360° view over the city. But the swing is definitely far more thrilling.
2. The Swing at the End of the World in Banos, Ecuador
Located in Baños, Ecuador at La Casa del Árbol (The Treehouse), the Swing at the End of the World greets hikers at an elevation of 2,660 meters. It challenges anyone daring enough to ride it.
And well, if you choose to ride the swing , you will of course get a priceless unique perspective of the surrounding landscape, which includes a view of the Tungurahua volcano. One could only imagine the excitement that rushes through one’s body as they sway back and forth, hovering over a long drop every few seconds, which clearly comes across as a heart-pumping experience.
The activity seems to offer a serious adrenaline rush given the construction of the swing itself, which appears to be nothing more than a plank of wood hanging by two ropes attached to a metal rod high above.
Though in pictures it seems like an incredibly thrilling experience, it leads one to question: “Am I brave enough to do this?”
3. Giant Canyon Swing in Colorado, USA
Another daring swing would be the Giant Canyon Swing in Colorado, USA….Here you can launch yourself out into Glenwood Canyon, 1,300 feet above the Colorado River, on the Giant Canyon Swing!
Your reward if you choose to accept the challenge would be some of the most breathtaking views of the Canyon and Glenwood Springs as you soar through the air at speeds up to 50 miles per hour. The Giant Canyon Swing can accommodate up to four riders at a time, so you can share the adrenaline rush with friends.
4. The Swing in Gili Islands
Ok, this swing is not that scary as the ones above… but rather unique and very Instagram worthy or picturesque. ‘The Swing’ on Gili Trawangan, located on the 200m beach of the Hotel Ombak Sunset there… It is a must do experience for visitors to Gili Trawangan.
‘The Swing’ is a wooden fixture with two swing seats built onto the ocean floor. During low tide, you can just wade out in the shallow waters to relive your childhood.
Evening would be the most ideal time as you can witness the sublime view of the sun descending behind the grand Mount Agung to the last drops of rays blessing the world in a gentle, warm orange glow.
5. The Hjørundfjord Swing in Norway
Hjørundfjord is known as one of the longest fjords in Norway, cutting deep into the lush alpine Sunnmøre Alps. Nestled deep inside the beautiful Hjørundfjord of coastal Norway you will a swing sitting on the mountain edge. The swing sits by the fjord in the garden at Christian Gaard bygdetun, in the remote, road-less village of Trandal.
Christian Gaard Bygdetun is a charming inn & pub in the tiny farming settlement of Trandal in Hjørundfjord, located smack in the middle of the Norwegian Alp’s impressive mountains.
To get there, you must either go over the mountain or arrive by sea, so it is no easy feat but you will be sure there won’t be a crowd hanging around waiting impatiently for their turn on the swing.
So go there to swing yourself and be mesmerized by amazing sights of the glaciers and magnificent views of the fjord.
There you have it, I found you 5 swings you should really check out if you are brave enough and well, also able to travel that far and beyond… huhuhu……Have fun and live life lah…. k… hehehe
Note: All these photos were taken from google.com… and do not belong to me. The photo credit belongs to their rightful owners and I am using them just for illustration purposes…