Bangkok is the capital and largest city of Thailand and, with a population of over eleven million inhabitants, by far its main city. Its high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife do not immediately give you a warm welcome — but don't let your first impression mislead you. It is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.
If you've never been to Asia before Bangkok might be a little overwhelming for a first time visitor. Singapore may be a better introduction.
For those more at ease with this area, Bangkok is really about the street food (and the massages!). Yummy!