Round out your stay with a visit to our authentic Thai Cooking School or take in one of our fascinating Culture Classes

The Oriental Thai Cooking School

Our renowned Thai Cookery School has taught thousands of people from all over the world the art of preparing fine Thai cuisine. All participants will learn how to create stunning Thai meals whilst gaining insights into the fascinating culture and traditions of Thailand. During your class, your instructor will skilfully demonstrate the methods and steps of Thai cookery from ingredient preparation to cooking. Class participants will be encouraged to try grounding pastes, chopping up meat and vegetables, stir-frying, deep-frying and stewing food to create dishes of the highest quality and flavour.

Cultural Programmes

Enrich your joy and understanding of the Kingdom of Thailand during your stay at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. As the only country in Southeast Asia never to be colonised, Thailand’s cultural roots are fascinating, yet often mysterious to many visitors. Which is why we’ve created our comprehensive cultural programme, enlisting renowned professors and scholars from leading universities who offer afternoon lectures ranging from art and architecture to dance and contemporary culture for our guests.

The Oriental Boutique

Now you can take a little piece of Siam & The Oriental back home with you.

Located in the old wing next to the Authors’ Lounge, The Oriental Boutique offers guests a full range of in-house amenities as well as exclusively designed products. Choose from signature polo shirts, state-of-the-art cutlery and tableware from The China House, as well as our much-desired cotton and silk bathrobes, and other distinctive art and luxury merchandise. Each original product has been carefully selected for the quality and opulence that Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is renowned for. Opening hours 9am – 8pm daily.

The experience continues at The Oriental Arcade offering the very best in luxury, fashion, art and lifestyle.



48 Oriental Avenue
Bangkok 10500


+66 (2) 659 9000


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Culinary Conjurer

Narain Kiattiyotcharoen, cooking instructor at The Oriental Thai Cooking School at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, describes his typical working day