Travelling is no longer just about sightseeing, stuffing your faces silly with food and taking photos for Instagram.
An increasing number of holidaymakers are registering for classes and workshops when they visit a new destination to pick up a new skill or two. More often than not, a memorable experience is the greatest intangible takeaway after an overseas trip.
From learning how to cook authentic Thai delicacies, acquiring skills in martial art Muay Thai to picking up the beautiful Thai language, here are 7 Classes To Take In Bangkok, Thailand. It does not matter if you are going solo, travelling with your spouse or going on a holiday with the little ones—there is definitely something suitable for you and your loved ones.
Sick of the wallet-damaging retail therapy session and toxic boozy parties? Well, perhaps it is time for the girl squad to take down a notch and embrace their inner domestic goddess instead. Joining a baking class is therapeutic and a guaranteed fun-filled experience. Don’t worry if you are a complete noob, for there are several different baking levels to choose from.
Baking courses are aplenty across the capital of Thailand. Beginners can head to UFM Baking & Cooking School while advanced bakers who wish to hone their baking techniques set can register their interest at Le Cordon Bleu Thailand.
UFM Baking & Cooking School
Sukhumvit 33/1 Alley
Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 259 0620 30
Le Cordon Bleu Thailand
946 The Dusit Thani Building, 1st Floor
Rama 4 Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 237 8877
Over at Urban Playground Climbing, you can attend an introductory class to rock climbing. No prior experience is needed and you will be taken through a series of safety demonstrations, climbing techniques and belaying processes. A top rope belay certification will be awarded to you upon completion.
Urban Playground Climbing
49 Alley, 8 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66 2 119 7200
#3 COOK THAI FOOD
Cooking classes are always a joy to partake in. It provides you insightful glimpses of a country’s culture and its people’s preferences. Learn the culinary knowhow and recipes of preparing authentic Thai food from reputable companies such as Chef Leez and Silmon Thai Cooking School. Then, bring back your new knowledge and whip up a scrumptious feast at home!
4/1206 57 Seri Thai Rd
Alley Soi 65, khwaeng, Khet
Bangkok 10230, Thailand
Tel: +66 86 568 1311
Silmon Thai Cooking School
Tel: +66 84 726 5669
68 Silom Soi 13 , Silom Road
Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Running out of ideas to do? Why not pick up a dance class and get grooving away! Pick up traditional Thai dance or belly dancing at Rum Puree Dance Studio or sign your children up for ballet and hip-hop classes at Rising Star Academy.
Rising Star Dance Studio
3/F, Fifty-Fifth Plaza Bldg
90 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (at Soi Thonglor 2)
Rum Puree Dance Studio
496-502 Amarin Plaza, Ploenchit Road, Pathum Wan
Tel: +66 081-430-6684
#5 MUAY THAI
Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and a form of martial art. Powerful and effective, this sport is known as the “Art of Eight Limbs” – where you would be using both your arms, elbows, knees, legs and shins. Over here, you get to fight with experience Muay Thai fighters.
Luktupfah Muay Thai School
15 On Nut 65 Alley, Lane 8, Khwaeng Prawet
Khet Prawet, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250
Tel: +66 086 101 4701
Ever wanted to learn how to play the piano, violin, cello, saxophone or any other musical instruments? Well, the opportunity is here. Whatever musical instrument you prefer, Robinson School of Music has it covered. Even singing classes are conducted here too.
Robinson School of Music
59/9 Sukhumvit 31
Bangkok 10110. Thailand
Tel: +66 2 259 9900
#7 THAI LANGUAGE
Learn how to converse in Thai and say more than just sawadika. Located just a stone’s throw away from BTS Skytrain Stop Nana is Duke Language School. If you still remain uncertain about your decision, you can try out one of their trial classes first, before committing to group or private lessons. Both morning and evening classes are available.
Duke Language School
10/63, Trendy Building, 3rd floor
Sukhumvit Soi 13, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66 824 441 595