Thai Puppet Theatre

The ancient art of Thai puppetry (la korn lek) was rescued by the late Sakorn Yangkhiawsod, more popularly known as Joe Louis, in 1985. Joe’s children now carry on the tradition. His creations are controlled by three puppeteers and can strike many humanlike poses. Modelled after the characters in the epics Ramayana and Phra Aphaimani.