The real Bangkok:- Referred to as "Krung Thep" by Thais, the city of angels." Rooted in ancient Buddhist beliefs and traditions, Bangkok with its hedonistic nightclub and the hurly-burly taxiing of tuk-tuks, Bangkok truly is an exhilarating attack on the senses.
The gleaming skyscrapers and Sukhomvit's malls add just a veneer of modernity to this city.
The culture here is so gloriously rich that exploring Bangkok should be seen as a highlight of any trip to Thailand.
Watch saffron – rubbed monks on their morning’s alms rounds, the cloud of incense rising above the grand palace's golden spires as well as the long tail boats gliding.
Climate:- Specifically Bangkok has a hot, tropical climate with the daytime temperature of mid-30 degree Celsius throughout the year. November – February is most suitable for tourist as it is the driest time of the year.
The hottest months are March, April and May whereas the rainy season is from May-Oct.
Pattaya:- From thrilling temples to panoramic viewpoints, rare orchid farms to the offbeat museum, Pattaya is much more than mere neon nightlife and an idyllic blend of sands, sea and sunshine.
Pattaya is brimful of entertaining diversions and unusual sights worth checking out.
From sunrise to sunset, Pattaya's beaches are constantly brimming with life, as water sports lovers and sun worshippers take to the waters, only 147 km from Bangkok, it is the closest of Thailand's major beach resorts to the capital city.