Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and one of the most important cities in Asia. Unlike other large countries in Asia, Thailand has never been colonized and thus preserves traces of its culture, history and traditional architectural art. Thai language is the official language, although English is very present in the country as a second language adopted by locals. Thai cuisine is a harmonious blend of Southeast Asian traditions and flavors that are characterized by strongly flavored dishes in which not only the spiciness stands out, but also the balance between sweet, salty, acid and sometimes bitter flavors. Thai cuisine is widely considered one of the richest in the world, and Thailand itself a paradise for those who love good food.