5 Classes To Take In Bangkok Right Now

Blue Elephant Cooking Class
Blue Elephant Cooking Class | © Courtesy of Blue Elephant
Kelly Iverson

For some, booking a flight and making vacation plans means one thing: relaxation. As soon as they board the airplane with suitcases in tow, they are officially in vacation mode and cannot be bothered with anything until they have returned home. This is not always the case. While traveling is certainly an excuse to relax a bit, it is also a great way to learn more about countries you might know nothing about. Taking classes in a foreign country is one way to learn more about a country’s culture, customs, and more. Here we look at the top five classes to take in Bangkok.

1. Learn Thai At Duke Language School

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Learn Thai At Duke Language School

If you have the time, we highly suggest learning some Thai while you are traveling in the Land of Smiles. Duke Language School is one of the best schools in Bangkok, located conveniently off the BTS Skytrain stop Nana. The classes are engaging, the staff is incredibly friendly, and the material covered is useful and interesting. Duke Language School also offers trial classes, so feel free to try out one of their many courses before having to pay a single baht. Private tutors start at ฿500 (about $15) for one hour. Group lessons start out at ฿7,000 (about $200) for three-hour long sessions, taught over the course of a month. Both evening and morning classes are available.

Duke Language School, 10/63, Trendy Building, 3rd floor, Sukhumvit Soi 13, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, +66 824 441 595

Staff At Duke Language School | © Courtesy of Duke Language School

2. Learn Muay Thai At Luktupfah Muay Thai School

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Inside Luktupfah Muay Thai gym
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There are many gyms throughout Bangkok offering Muay Thai classes. Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. It is also the most famous form of boxing in the Kingdom. Learn how to transform your body into a lethal weapon as you utilize both arms, legs, shins, elbows, and knees as a way to box and as a way protect yourself in the ring. One of the most popular schools in Bangkok to learn Muay Thai techniques is at the Luktupfah Muay Thai School. It is here you will fight with some of the most experienced Muay Thai trainers who will help you improve in the ring. Prices start at ฿400 for one session (about $11).

3. Learn How To Cook Thai Food At Blue Elephant Cooking School

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Learn culinary secrets at the Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School
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Cooking classes in Thailand have become a staple for all those who visit the Kingdom. Cooking classes, especially in Bangkok, have tailored their menus and styles to cater to all dietary needs and to those who are the pickiest of eaters. You can learn to concoct everything, from crafting Thai desserts to carving some of Thailand’s most delicious fruits. One of the best cooking schools to learn more about Thai cuisine is Blue Elephant Cooking School. It has over 12 branches of restaurants all around the world, including one in Bangkok. This restaurant-school duo offers one morning and one afternoon class. The morning class kicks off with a stop at a local Thai market to collect ingredients for the day. Blue Elephant offers a team building course, a carving class, private cooking lessons, and an ancient Thai cuisine cooking course. Classes start at ฿2,500.

5. Learn Thai Dance At Rum Puree Dance Studio

Learn Thai Dance At Rum Puree Dance Studio

So you can cook like a Thai, speak in Thai, and hold your own in a Muay Thai fight: but can you dance like a Thai? Find out at Rum Puree Dance Studio. Learn about traditional Thai dance all the while improving your body posture, balance, and even reducing stress. This graceful art form will have you bending in ways you did not know were possible. Be warned, however, that your fingers will not be able to bend like a Thai dancer, at least not anytime soon. Rum Puree Dance Studio offers other dance classes as well, such as pole dancing, belly dancing, and even Bollywood. Students can sign-up for an open class without committing to future classes. Classes start at ฿500 (about $15) for a single, one-hour class.

Rum Puree Dance Studio, 496-502 Amarin Plaza, Ploenchit Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, +66 081-430-6684

Traditional Thai Dance | © Courtesy of Pixabay

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