They've come in droves to Bangkok.
Glove puppets, puppets on strings and even the odd wannabe celebrity puppet.
The Harmony World Puppet Carnival in Thailand has brought together more than 160 puppeteers from 80 countries.
The organisers are hoping to put on the most entertaining of events, with only a few strings attached.
in droves 成群结队地
put on 举办
a few strings attached 附加条件