Money Really Does Grow On Trees as Cambodians Flock to a Magic Log 10 years ago

Money Really Does Grow On Trees as Cambodians Flock to a Magic Log

A tree said to have healing powers and the ability to predict lottery numbers is drawing thousands of people to a small village in Cambodia.

According to AFP, the 13-metre log was discovered when a family excavated a pond in western Pursat province.

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Visitors flocking to the magic tree in Cambodia

Visitors aren’t coming empty handed and are arriving with offerings influding pig heads and boiled chickens.

Prey Yeang, the village chief said: "They believe the log has magical powers.

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"At least one hundred people a day visit the log to ask for lottery numbers and to cure their illnesses," he said. "They believe in superstition."

The chief said that some visitors rubbed talcum powder onto the wood of the tree hoping to see lucky to see lucky lottery numbers and others drank water from the pond and smeared mud on their bodies to cure illnesses.

The chief however, remains unconvinced of the tree’s magical qualities.

"We, the authorities, have no right to stop them," he said.

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