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Swing set in Japan recognized as world's longest

Baku, May 12, AZERTAC

A circular swing in Kitakyushu, measuring 163 meters in circumference, was recognized as the longest in the world, according to Kyodo News.

The 100-seat swing set in Hibikinada Green Park was awarded the Guinness World Record after a commemorative event in which children were invited to give it a test run.

The city government spent roughly 120 million yen ($1 million) to build the giant structure at a time when older swing sets that no longer meet safety standards are being taken down throughout Japan.

The previous record holder was a 133-meter-long swing set in the Netherlands that was recognized in 1998.

Hibikinada Green Park, which has an admission fee of 70 to 150 yen, also features a pony corral, kangaroo petting zoo, botanical gardens, cycling course and barbeque space.

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