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Cooking classes, spa treatments, yoga sessions, muay Thai training, elephant encounters, cycling, jogging and swinging through treetops are all counted among the land-based activities on Ko Chang.

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Cooking classes Ko Chang has an unusually high number of Thai cooking class options, including four reliable options in Khlong Prao alone.

Learn to cook what you have been eating. Photo taken in or around Other activities , Ko Chang, Thailand by David Luekens.

Learn to cook what you have been eating. Photo: David Luekens

One of the best regarded is Blue Lagoon with its open-sided pavilion kitchen overlooking an estuary in Khlong Prao. Going since 2000 and based at the budget resort of the same name, the class includes a market visit and curry pastes are made from scratch—the massaman we tried in the restaurant was terrific. The 1,800 baht per person price tag is a little higher than other spots, but you pay more for quality and get to take a booklet of Thai recipes home.

Another spot with a great reputation is Kati Culinary—the Thai word kati means coconut milk and the experienced chef will teach you all about it before showing you how to create curry pastes and other base ingredients from scratch. For 1,500 baht per person, Kati seems to represent good value.

Sign me up. Photo taken in or around Other activities , Ko Chang, Thailand by David Luekens.

Sign me up. Photo: David Luekens

Those wanting to save cash while still learning to make staple Thai dishes should check out Koh Chang Thai Cooking School in a forested area near Khlong Phlu Waterfall, and the newer Napalai Cooking School, which is one of the cheapest options at just 1,000 baht per person.

Elsewhere on Ko Chang, Bamboo Hut on Khlong Kloi Beach and the Happy Turtle in Bailan village are both great, long-standing restaurants that do cooking classes on a more casual, if-the-chef-has-time kind of basis. Down in Salak Khok on the east coast, The Spa Koh Chang Resort offers a raw-food cooking class in addition to the usual pad Thai ... Travelfish members only (Around 1,500 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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