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Bizarre Chuchok Shrine

Added on by Srdjan Stepanovic.

Scantily dressed women are making merit at a bizarre shrine in Bangkok dedicated to Chuchok - an old stingy Brahmin who got rich by begging and who apparently was very fond of young women. Today, amulets in the form of Chuchok are considered in Thailand as the most potent ones when it comes to good luck and fortune. Those who pray at the shrine and whose wishes were granted thank the old man by hiring attractive young ladies to dance seductively in front of many statues inside the shrine.

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