Hack Your CityEach Monday we ask you for your best city tips: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Sometimes the weekly topic is a specific city; other times it's an aspect of all cities, so everyone can participate.
This week Hack Your City goes to Bangkok, sprawling and glittering capital of Thailand. Its local name is Krung Thep, “City of Angels,” short for a much longer name that includes “the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems.” Amazing. Bangkok livers and lovers, please tell us, what are your precious gems in this city?
Each Monday on Hack Your City, we ask readers for your best tips on a city: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Then on Thursday, we present the best comments. We’re working our way around the U.S. and around the globe.
What’s underrated? What places deserve a few more discerning visitors? What are the best alternatives to tourist traps and mediocre “town favorites”? What’s the weirdest thing you like there, the most acquired taste?
How should a visitor approach the city? What attitude should they adopt? What local traditions, behaviors, and laws should they be aware of? How can they get along with people? What problems is the city dealing with? When are the best times to visit: when can you get decent weather while avoiding the peak crowds, or when is something special going on?
What’s it like long-term? What do you love and hate about the city? What do you recommend to other residents? How do you hack your commute, what’s your daily lunch spot or the best spot to people-watch? What mistakes do new residents make—any common misconceptions or mispronunciations? Where do you go when you want to get out of town for a day or a week?
Finally, how has the city’s vibe changed over the last few years? What should someone know if they haven’t been back in a while?
Leave your tips in the comments below, and we’ll highlight the best ones. (Make sure you’re adding something new.) Then come back Thursday for a new post with the highlights.