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Bangkok Fortune Tellers

For many westerners, fortune tellers – more often referred to as psychics – are generally seen as dwelling in the fringes of legitimacy. However, ‘mor doo’ (‘seeing doctors’) in Thailand play a much larger role. From Prime Ministers to street sweepers, seeing a fortune teller is something that many Thais do regularly and with quite a bit of conviction, and as any long-term expat can tell you, making fun of their craft or trying to disprove a session with a cold dose of reality will only earn you scorn.

Greg Jorgensen, my co-host at Bangkok Podcast and I decided to check out the business of fortune tellers and see if there were any surprises in store for our future.

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