Thai religion, superstition and folklore are very complex, or for want of a better word “jumbled”. In Thailand you will see many religious and superstitious rituals which are hard to understand. One such Thai superstitious ritual which I witnessed for the first time at Skull Mountain ( Khao Kalok ) in Thaao Ko Sa Forest Park, Pranburi, Thailand, was the placing of sticks against the rock face, it would appear as though the sticks are actually supporting the rocks.
As you can see in the above photo, the favored placement of the sticks is where the rock overhangs, this gives the appearance that the sticks are actually supporting the rock. One theory which turned up whilst researching this Thai superstitious ritual is that the placing of the stick against the rock does actually symbolize the supporting of the rock. The placer of the stick will have good luck so long as the rock does not fall.
There is a whole assortment of sticks leaning against this rock, from tiny sticks and tree branches to a hefty piece of bamboo, this suggests the act is purely symbolic. I read a post on the internet which also claimed this Thai superstitious ritual brought strength and virility to whoever placed the stick there.
I took these photos in a small recess at the base of Skull Mountain ( Khao Kalok ), the recess also contained a Spirit House, this seems quite fitting because Ghosts and Spirits are very much at the epicenter of superstition in Thailand.