Maw Du

Maw Du
Pronunciation: (MAWDO)

In Thailand, there is a type of Buddhist monk known as a Maw Du (“Seeing Doctor”). All throughout Thailand, these monks work out of shops and stalls set up in marketplaces, waiting for their services to be hired out. In addition to divining the future, fortune-telling, healing the sick, and selling charms for every occasion, they can also be hired to destroy a vampire. They cast spells and recite specific religious and magical incantations to do so.


  • Graham, Siam, 545;
  • Cambridge University Press, Modern Asian Studies, 781;
  • Keown, Buddhism and Abortion, 44
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