Residents in a Thailand village have erected a huge penis to battle issues of drought and salty water from irrigation damaging crops.
The sculpture was erected by villagers in Yothaka, in Thailand’s Chachoengsao province, to end a period of drought.
The local village headman, Chamnan Kenthongdaeng, 52, revealed to journalists that the penis had worked as the rains returned two days after it was installed.
Koson Samang, the headman of a nearby village, made a video of the rain, confirming the phenomenon.
He told Pattaya News that a Palad Khik, representing fertility and new growth was a local tradition going back decades to his grandparents’ time.
Chamnan noted that the giant penis would not lead to any problems with traffic, adding that it was built on a cul-de-sac.
“It will be removed as soon as the seasonal rain comes,” he promised.
Meanwhile, local residents have been encouraged to pray to the gigantic penis and leave small offerings.
Chamnan, reacting to mockery online said those condemning it had, “no faith” and were being disrespectful to the beliefs of the villagers that dated back almost a century.