No matter which city you visit, it’s always way better to explore it like a local. But, even more than that, it’s way better to explore it like a local influencer.

Scroll through the immaculate feeds of any Thai influencers and you’ll find an abundance of the cutest cafes, stunning landscapes, mouth-watering food, and sleek spas. They’re somehow all found in Bangkok — but where? You probably won’t find them in that Lonely Planet guide you picked up at the airport.

But where you will find all these Bangkok insider spots is on the newly launched #CookieTrailBKK. With a name inspired by the fairytale adventures of Hansel and Gretal, this is a unique travel experience that takes you to all the coolest hangouts in Bangkok, which are, most importantly, frequented by “in” locals rather than by tourists. It’s a personalised city guide that has been specially curated by local Thai influencers collaborating with DoubleTree Hilton Ploen Chit — a traveller-friendly hotel that’s located in the centre of it all.

We’ve all been through the stresses and trials of organising a holiday and booking things for when we’re there, all while not being quite sure what’s truly worth seeing and what’s more like a tourist trap. Check out the #CookieTrailBKK for when you’re in Bangkok, and you’ll find that all these issues are sorted out for you — transportation included. Here, take a look at just a few places you could be taken to by DoubleTree’s unique travel service…

[Feature image: @ploychava/Instagram. Hero image: @pearypie/Instagram.]

Bangkok local fresh market

Local night markets

Of course you already know about Chatuchak and Rod Fai Market, but the best night markets and fresh markets are kept secret by the local residents who frequent them.

Place to eat in Bangkok

Café hopping

Discover the trendiest of Bangkok cafes that tend to be hidden away in low-key neighbourhoods or small alleys in Old Town (such as the Napasorn Floral Cafe pictured here).

Things to do in Bangkok - Community space

Community Spaces

theCommons Thonglor is one of the most popular hangouts for the Bangkok cool cats. With brunch cafes, chill outdoor terraces, and food halls with live music, this community mall is a hangout spot that’s lively from day to night. 

Where to stay in Bangkok - La zenza spa

La Zensa Spa

A chic and modern spa that isn’t your stereotypical Thai massage place. Beautifully decorated and well-serviced, you can even choose to watch movies on a large cinema screen with your friends while having your massages. 

What to see in Bangkok - Pop-up fair at weekend market

Pop-up fairs

Because the #CookieTrailBKK is curated by locals, you’ll also be taken to events and pop-ups that only happen occasionally — most of the time only to a Bangkokian’s knowledge.

For more information about #CookieTraiBKK, please contact DoubleTree Hilton Ploen Chit or phone +66-02-2622999.

Karn Chatikavanij
Style Writer
A globetrotter with a love for sushi and Miu Miu, Karn is a fan of all things upbeat, delicious, and well-dressed. Her frequent activities include packing for beach trips, listening to 80s music, and trying to make daytime pyjamas happen.