Fodor's Expert Review Phuket Thai Village & Orchid Garden
About 5 km (3 miles) north of Phuket Town is the Phuket Thai Village and Orchid Garden, offering gardens and cultural shows. A 500-seat amphitheater presents various aspects of southern culture. Here you can see classical dance, shadow puppet shows, Thai boxing exhibitions, sword fighting, and an "elephants-at-work" show. It is the best place to be introduced to the more traditional aspects of Thai living, which is not so apparent to most who travel to the region nowadays.