Chiang Mai features a selection of fun educational and training courses which provide new skills and memories to last a lifetime. There are courses on which participants learn how to cook Thai and Northern Thai food, give traditional Thai massages and meditate. A short Thai cooking course is one of the most popular activities nowadays and provides enough knowledge for participants to be able go back to their homelands and prepare tasty meals.
Visitors with a penchant for nature and wildlife can enrol on courses which will teach them how to take care of and ride an elephant. Several schools in Chiang Mai offer Thai language courses. Course lengths vary between half-a-day for cookery courses and six weeks for language courses. The following pages provide details about recommended venues to take courses in Chiang Mai.