A woman takes her luuk thep dolls to the beach at Cha-am, a popular getaway for Bangkok residents. Photo: Tibor Krausz

Why Thais lavish treats on ‘angel dolls’, and what sparked a creepy craze

Ancient beliefs lie behind recent Thai trend of buying pricey ‘lucky’ toddler-sized dolls and treating them to foie gras, Botox injections and airline travel, but it was a popular radio host who sparked the craze. Meet Tukta, Nong Aoy, Justin and Millionaire, and the women who dote on them

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A woman takes her luuk thep dolls to the beach at Cha-am, a popular getaway for Bangkok residents. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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