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  • Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is known for its vibrant street life. One interesting thing to note at this place is that there are many floating markets in the city that makes this place happening. These floating market Bangkok should be visited as they are unique in themselves:

    Bang Khu Wiang is a market place which is well known for fruits and fishes. The place has an authentic variety of Thai dishes that are irresistible. The place is a complete market that offers all of the local dishes to the tourist to show their culture to them. It is one of the best attractions of the tourists.

    Khlong Lat Mayom is amongst the three biggest floating markets of the city and is a perfect depiction of the beautiful Thai culture. It is a spacious shopping place that gives tourists an overwhelming shopping experience. Thai traditions and foods are to be tried surely.

    Here are some of the Best Floating Markets in Bangkok:

  • 01Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

    The popular floating market in Ratchaburi, known as Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, is one of Thailand’s largest floating markets. Sellers arrive early in their boats laden with tropical fruits, flowers and other fresh produce, creating an exuberant and vividly colourful scene that has been captured by photographers around the world.



    Highlights
    : It’s best to take a trip early in the morning to see the market at its busiest and most colourful. Hire a long-tail boat and make sure you bring your camera to capture this quintessential
    image of Thailand. It is also worthwhile exploring the nearby canals to gain an appreciation of how the locals live.

    Getting There:  The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is 110 km west of Bangkok, in Ratchaburi province and about 40 minutes by car from Nakhon Pathom.

  • 02Koh Kret Island

    Image Credit : Mark Fischer
    If you are in search of a serene green and peaceful getaway in Bangkok, Ko Kret is your destination. An artificial island, which is the result of a canal, dug 300 years  ago, Koh Kret Island is primarily known for its rural atmosphere, busy weekend market and unique pottery. If you really want to enjoy your visit to Koh Kret Island, Wat Poramai Yikawat, the Buddhist temple and museum, the 200?years ? old leaning stupa must be on your ‘to visit’ list. The island is also famous for the hand?thrown terracotta pots. After getting down from the boat, ‘Tort Man Nor Galah,’ a Mon origin snack, is a must try on the Koh Kret island.

    Best Time: The best time to visit the Koh Kret Island is on weekdays, as it can be overly crowded on weekends.

    Location: The Island is just 12 km from the central Bangkok and you can take cross?river ferries from the Wat Sanam Neua.

    Things to keep in mind: Avoid visiting island on weekends.
  • 03Amphawa Floating Market

    The Bangkok Magazine has ranked Amphawa Floating Market as the second largest market of the city capital. Bangkok is the city of tourist attraction and the beautiful addition of Amphawa Floating Market to the list has moreover increased its number of visitors on a daily basis. The authentic Amphawa floating Market is a worth sightseeing center for tourists.

    Highlights: The Amphawa Floating Market is famous for its exotic Thai culture and authenticity. The place dates back to the 17th century, but the essence is still young and vibrant. The market place lights up with joy and pleasant odor during the weekends. The exotic range of the seafood that is available at the Amphawa Floating market is irresistible to the appetite. The prawn plate appetizers and the sweet tooth Thai desserts are the incredible part of this weekend market.

    Location: The Amphawa Floating Market is located at 50 kms away from the city of Bangkok, near a small village known as Amphawa.

    Price: The entry to the marketplace is free. The boat ride across the floating market charges around 50 Baht, else you have to pay only for the appetizers you buy. 
  • 04Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market

    Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market is an old traditional marketplace of Bangkok, Thailand. Typically famous for its fruit and fish market centers, the place offers an exclusive range of authentic Thai dishes, which one cannot resist. Open, throughout the week, Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market offers a gamut of local dishes for its tourist to sample and savor.

    Highlights: The authentic range of classic Thai food that is available in the marketplace of Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market is the best attraction reason for tourists. Apart from that, the traditional essence, that the market offers is also a desirable experience. Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market is the perfect place to enjoy Thailand farm-fresh food items.

    Location: Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market is located at the bank of Noi-Khlong Om River. To reach this marketplace, the best experience is to take a boat ride from Chang Pier River.

    Price: The genuine entry to the market is free of cost. You only have to pay for items that you buy. 
  • 05Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

    Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is better known as the Bangkok's riverside market. A little away from the urban hub of the city, Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is a perfect place to spend a weekend holiday with your friends or loved ones. The marketplace is an excellent paradise for food lovers.

    Highlights: The basic highlights of the place include the growing Thai market, on the both sides of the narrow tunnel. The place offers an authentic chain of traditional Thai restaurants, right by the side of the river bank. Seafood and Thai desserts are very famous. Aside these, the place also offers a range of other Thai products including clothes, traditional Thai decors, Thai plates and so on.

    Location: Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is located 30 kms away from the city, near a place known as Chang Wat Samut Prakhan.

    Price: The entry fee to the market is free of cost unless you buy any item. 
  • 06Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

    Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is one of the top three biggest floating market of Bangkok,Thailand. Being extremely colorful and traditional, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is one of the top tourist attraction spot of Bangkok. The place is big enough to offer a spacious shopping experience to its tourists.

    Highlights: Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market shows a perfect picture of Thai culture and daily life of the people of Thailand. Though the place is quite famous, still a lesser number of foreigners are founds wandering around this marketplace. The Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is the exact replica of Thai life and their cuisine. The place offers an inside story of deep, authentic Thai traditions and foods. The dishes offered are extremely delicious and worth spending on.

    Location: Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is located at just 20 kms away from the City of Bangkok.

    Price: The prices prevailing in this marketplace are very affordable and worth spending. 
  • 07Taling Chan Floating Market

    Taling Chang is one the 50 districts of Thailand, which makes the point evident that Taling Chang Floating market is one of the most renowned and busiest marketplace of Thailand. Taling Chang Floating market offers a colossal range of Thai cuisines. The smell and essence of the place is overwhelming and gives a warm welcoming feeling.

    Highlights: Taling Chang floating market is an ideal idea to spend a day out of the city's urban livelihood, riding on a long tail boat and enjoying some Thai special shopping. The floating market not only offers a range of seafood and delicious prawn dishes, but also offers some huge range of Thai homemade decors and fresh fruits. The barbeque grilled fish topped with some Thai leaves and served hot on the boat, just makes the day more impressive.

    Location: Taling Chang floating market is located 10 kms away from the city of Bangkok.

    Price: The boat ride charges 100 Bahts. 
  • 08Tha Kha Floating Market

    Tha Kha Floating Market, located 20 kms away from the city of Bangkok is a compact yet authentic marketplace of Thailand. Especially famous for its exotic range of prawn dishes and green farm veggies, the Tha kha Floating market attracts tourists from all over the globe.

    Highlights: Located at the bank of Amphawa canal, the lush greenery and chilling climate, makes this small and compact floating market a wonderful place to spend a day. The boat rides along the market shop doors with tropical flowers peeping out to see the tourists. The smell and colorful atmosphere of the Tha Kha Floating Market is incredibly beautiful to describe in words.

    Location: Tha Kha Floating Market is located 20 kms away from the main city, near the canal of Amphawa, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Price: Entry to the market is free of cost. However, the boat ride is chargeable. 
  • 09Kwan Riam

    Kwan Riam is popularly known as the central floating market, situated at a distance of 30 kms from Bangkok city. The market covered a huge area and offers an authentic range of fresh food and Thai meals, one can ever imagine.

    Highlights: The Kwan Riam floating market is traditionally a weekend market. It opens on Saturdays, Sundays and any other public holidays. Generally people offering alms to the monks gather this place on weekends. Hence, the Kwan Riam floating market is a quite busy market of Bangkok outskirts. The essence of traditional touch in the marketplace is quite realistic and offers a colossal gathering of joy and victuals.

    Location: The Kwan Rium market is located quite in between Soi Saereethai 60 and Soi Ramkhamhaeng 187, 30 kms away from the city of Bangkok.

    Price: Entry to the market is free. Only buying is chargeable in Bahts. 
  • 10Lam Phaya

    Situated near the Tha Jeen River in Bangkok, the Lam Phaya floating market is one the authentic weekend market of the province. The floating market is located at a distance of 25 kms from the main city, yet very elegant and has a homely feeling of rural Thai culture.

    Highlights: The Lam Phaya floating market is a very eminent weekend market of Bangkok city. Many local Thai people from Bangkok, travel to Lam Phaya floating market on weekends to spend a splendid day away from the high cultured restaurant style eating. The place offers a range of traditional Thai food, cooked by the exclusive habitats of the Lam Phaya village. The magical hands and species of the local people of Lam Phaya have developed this floating market as the lunch hub for tourists to enjoy some exotic Thai seafood and goodness of green farms.

    Location: Lam Phaya is a small village situated at the bank of River Tha Jeen, near Bangkok city, which has emerged as a weekend market.

    Price: The prices of the items available in this market are very affordable yet delicious. 
  • 11Don Wai

    The Don Wai floating market is a very famous market of Bangkok, Thailand. Located at the outskirts of the City Capital, Don Wai floating market is a popular local market dealing with fresh farm Thai veggies and sea foods.

    Highlights: The authentic Thai floating market, Don Wai floating market are an exclusive shopping centre, away from the Urbanhood of the capital city. It is located on the bank of Nakhon Chai River, 30 kms away from the Bangkok City. The market offers a beautiful boating experience to the tourists along with a range of exotic Thai food. Seafood, prawns and traditional Thai meals are very renowned in the floating market of Don Wai.

    Location: Don Wai floating market is located on the river bank of Khongkharam Doiwan temple.

    Price: Entry fee to the floating market is free of the monetary amount. Also, the market itself is very affordable for all tourists and local people. 
  • 12Bang Khla

    What do you feel about a lunch arranged by the side of the river bank market? Bang Khla is exactly one of this kind. Mostly structured as a small village in the district of Bang Khla, Bang Khla floating market is a famous tourist market of Thailand.

    Highlights: Bang Khla floating market is an extraordinary experience for both tourists and local Thai people. Mostly surrounded by the local Thai people of Thailand, Bang Khla offers a gamut of Thai dishes and delicious meals. The sweet tooth Thai tradition offers a variety desserts and Ice cream, especially home made in the Thai houses. The village is well centered by a transportation system. Hence, it's quite easy to reach the place. Spending an hour or two, in the essence of Thai culture is a mesmerizing experience.

    Location: Bang Khla floating market is located in the district of Amphoe in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Price: Entry to the market is free of cost. 

Attractions

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Saxophone Pub

One of the most popular and sought after live music bar which has been entertaining the people of Bangkok for years have been is none other than Saxophone Pub. Near the Sky train station and close to BTS Victory Monuments this place has been ruling the hearts of Bangkok locals and visitors for the last 30 years. Some of the greatest events of live music have been hosted here and almost every night there is some performances which make the place so special. Acoustic, Jazz, Blue, soul all can enjoyed in this live music bar. Popular bands of the city have been known to perform in Saxophone Pub. A mix crowd of both locals as well foreigners can be seen here. Music plays from 7:30 in the evening and continues till 1o clock at night.



Location
: 3/8 Victory Monument, Bangkok

Timings: 17:00pm to 2:00am
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Tuba Bar

What does a colossal Yoda statue, a nineteenth Century plunging cap and Spiderman have in like manner? They are all part of the furniture at Tuba, a bar and eatery in Bangkok where resistance is a design proclamation. From the naked representations on  the dividers to the vintage confounding furniture, Tuba is similar to no other bar in  Bangkok – or Thailand. Part classical display, part bohemian home base, with a differed  Thai­Italian propelled menu and one of the longest cocktails records in the city, Tuba  feels more like a whimsical companion's home than a bar and restaurant. Come here with a gathering of companions, get yourselves anunfastenedniche, sink Into an old fashioned couch.The choice of European draft brews on offer puts most  different bars to disgrace, with Boddingtons, Paulaner, Guinness and Hoegaarden to  look over for around 230 baht a half quart.



Location: Address: 34 SoiEkkmai 21(SoiChamchun) or Thong Lo Soi 20, Sukhumwit Road, Bangkok

Timings: Every day 11:00 AM – 02:00 AM
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Iron Fairies

Iron Fairies is a mystical bar that is outlined like an ironsmith's workshop: dim and broody, with fashioned iron staircases, uncovered pipes and broken down timber and block. Bottles pixie dust are stacked in lines, and all over you look, you could risk upon minimal iron dolls of the winged animals that give the bar its name. Open subsequent to 2010, Iron Fairies moved in 2013 (however just three entryways down the road) and extended its operation so now it is a labyrinth of staircases, mystery entryways and dim recesses. The previous premises were tiny to the point that it was a steady fight to get in or out, keeping in mind it is still a tight crush, however, no matter you are standing or sitting you will certainly be in awe with its stylistic theme.



Location: 394 Thonglor Road, Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok

Timings: Every day from 06:00 PM – 02:00 AM
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Fat Gutz Bar and Saloon

The reputation Fat Gutz Bar in Thong Lor precedes its reputation that is far beyond the popularity that any other bar enjoys. The décor is all black and the hooks will remind of being at a Docker’s yard.  The vintage furniture and lighting is reminiscent of an easier time of the 1920s. The bar boasts of a hige collection of signature cocktails and a varied and yet cool crowd. The bar is famous around town for its good selection of music and its servings of fish and chips. The dimensions of the bar being a little smaller than most other bars, early reservations are highly recommended. The atmosphere is excellent on the weekends and everyone ends up being a part of the entire scene.

Location
: Thong Lor

Highlights: Cozy, warm atmosphere amidst a highly reputed interiors.
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Chatchak Market

Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’. If you have one weekend in Bangkok, squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will not be disappointed. There is a system to help you navigate your way through Chatuchak. Inside, one main walkway encircles the entire market, and it branches off into a series of numbered alleyways called Soi 1, Soi 2, Soi 3, and so on.



Highlights
: There is an information centre along with ATMs and foreign-exchange booths at the Chatuchak Park Office. Schematic maps and toilets are located throughout the market. The whole
market is divided into sections to make it easier to explore.

Location: The Phahonyothin, Bangkok

Timings
: Open from Saturday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00

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Cloud 47 (Rooftop)

Cloud  47  is  one  of  the  latest  and  best  additions  to  Bangkok’s  booming  rooftop  bar scene.  A  stunning  270­degree  view  of  Bangkok’s  skyline.  Along  with  the  incredible panorama, Cloud 47 is set apart from all the other rooftop bars in Bangkok with is its huge terrace, providing ample space for visitors to move around at their own leisure.The cocktails here are pricey, but beer including draught beer and beer 'towers' are relatively good value for money. Location: Located in the financial city near United Centre.



Timings:Opened from 5pm to 1am daily.

Price:Cost for two may approximately be 2260 BHT.
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The Roof @38 Bar - Mode Sathorn Hotel

To enjoy the real feel of being way above the buzzing city and to appreciate the Bangkok skyline and its 360 degree panoramic view, one of the best options is to try out the new rooftop bar at the classy Mode Sathorn Hotel on its 38th floor. One can enjoy the cosmopolitan look of the city with sights of Sky Bar, Lebua Tower, Sathorn Avenue, Limpini Park etc. Modern designs and chic furniture decorates the interior of the roof top bar.



One of the key attractions of the place is local and international DJ music which creates a throbbing vibe and tempo creating the mood for the evening. The cuisines offered here include French, Moroccan, Mexican, and local cuisine. Unique dumplings and delicious Sushi are popular dishes here.


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Demo

Based in Thong Lor Street Soi 10 , Bangkok’s high society row, Demo is one of the preferred nightclubs of the city. Majorly catering the high profile localites and throbbing young crowd, this place remains quite full from Wednesday to Sunday. There are two specified rooms in the club, one closer to the entrance designed with orange neon, playing hip hop and the other main room which focuses on electro. Base heavy beats, R &B tunes and tech music energizes the dance floor. There is no entry free but drinks are chargeable starting from 250 Baht and beers from 220 Baht. The ambience of the club is quite friendly and welcoming though the same remains quite fill with Thai’s and seldom with foreigners.

Location: Thong Lor Street Soi 10 , 20 mins walk from nearest BTS Thong Lor.

Timings: 19:00pm to 2:00am

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WTF Cafe

WTF Café and Gallery opened after four friends figured out that Bangkok was lacking some good places to eat, drink and be masterful. Its prosperity is down to the unwinding climate  they  have  made  ­  a  great  deal  of  good  things  originate  from  working  with individuals  you  like.  WTF  has  an  inventive  cocktail  list  and  some  delectable  tapas solace nourishment – two more reasons it has turned into a firm most loved for both local people and international guests. At first look the ground floor bar is reminiscent of a little nearby bistro in Europe. Behind  the  glass  shop  front  there  are  about  six  wooden  tables,  a  divider  in  dark  red  and finished solid floors. An individual choice of pictures and records are shown around the room, and in the event that you return frequently enough, proprietors will let you know the stories behind them.



Location:  7 SukhumvitSoi 51, 10270, Thailand

Timings: Every day 06:00 PM – 01:00 AM.
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Khao San Road

Formerly a quiet local area with just a few budget guest houses, the Banglamphu area and famous Khao San Road have become an obligatory stop on the twenty-something travel trail, with cheap guest houses, street cafes, music shops, boutiques and bars. Over the last few years the area has become a tourist hotspot. It's untypical of Bangkok and yet the back streets nearby retain some of their old fashioned Thai charm. Accommodation used to be very basic but many guest houses are now upgrading with air-conditioning, pools and better quality rooms catering to a wider family market, at very reasonable rates.



Highlight: An extensive market, good cheap restaurants and the international mix of travelers and locals from different backgrounds make it an interesting place to visit or stay.

Location: Thanon Khao San Road, Phra Nakhon District

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Art in Paradise

Art in Paradise is a fun and fresh take on an art gallery that has closed the divide between art and spectator with three-dimensional paintings that are interactive and laugh-out-loud funny. Through
clever use of shading and borders, artists have painted directly on to walls to create stunning images that trick our eyes. The gallery has over 100 individual art pieces in ten themed sections, covering optical illusions, wild animals, nature, past civilizations and reproductions of classic art along with witty ones.



Highlights: Photography is not only allowed but encouraged in this gallery. Art in Paradise also houses a small charming café where you can grab a bite.

Location: Banglamung, Chonburi

Timings: Open from 9:00 – 21:00

Price: 500 Baht for foreign adults and 300 Baht for foreign children. 150 Baht for Thai citizen.
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The Golden Buddha At Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit is one of the most favourite tourist destinations in Bangkok. It has an impressive 5.5-tonne and 3m-tall, a solid-gold image of Buddha. The image is sculpted in an elegant Sukhothai style and was discovered around 40 years ago. The statue of Buddha in Wat Traimit is housed in a new marble structure, which is of four-storey. If you are interested in beholding the way the statue was made, there is Phra Buddha Maha Suwanna Patimakorn Exhibition on the second floor of the temple. On the other hand, the third floor of temple highlights the multimedia exhibits on the Chinatown of Bangkok and its inhabitants. It is said that the temple is dated back to early 13th century.




Location: The temple is located at Th Mittaphap Thai-China. There are various options to reach there. You can either take a metro or ferry from the Ratchawong Pier.

Timings: Open from 8 AM to 5 PM

Price: 
The approximate price for the temple is 40 THB.
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Live RCA

Live RCA is based in Bangkok’s famous RC Avenue, the biggest party street of the city. Competing with Route 66 and Onyx, Live RCA is the new kid in the block but come with a uniqueness that pushes it straight up the charts. Focussing mainly on Live dance music, this club is a huge hit. The club opens on specific events about once a week and focuses on EDM and calling in famous international DJ to rock the dance floor. Being quite spacious with capacity of 1000 people, the club is divided into three distinctive places, a disco room, a main room and a terrace. Giving the feel there are heavy bass sound systems with strobes, laser and LED screen setting the mood. One of the happening joints of Bangkok this place undoubtedly promises grooving music and entertaining evening.

Location: RCA, Rama 9 Rd. Bangkok

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Tawandang German Brewery

Tawandang is one of the most famous and pioneering brewery in Thailand. Thereputation of this watering hole is such that it is packed every single day of the week. The décor is reminiscent of the traditional German Beerhouse with wooden ceilings and long snaking tables. There are also live shows and music to keep the patrons entertained. The brewery is a great place for getting together in a big group to have conversations amidst peals of loud and raucous laughter. You can taste a lot of frothy ales lager, weizen beet and dunkel and the menu is a mix of traditional Thai and German favorites. The live acts are also rich, varied and glittery.

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Location: Rama 3 Road, Bangkok

Highlights: Traditional freshly brewed German beer amidst great live acts and German décor.
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Hemingway's Bar and Restaurant in Bangkok

Hemingway's Bar and Restaurant in Bangkok is a by and large enchanting spot in downtown Sukhumvit to appreciate an easygoing supper or meet for beverages with companions. Involving an affectionately remodeled teak manor and encompassed by tall trees, a shifted blend of clients fill diverse segments of the house and grounds. The first floor of this elegant bar has an exceptionally European bar vibe, while upstairs on the veranda or inside the lounge area, a more casual mood permits visitors to appreciate the astounding menu of tapas nibbles, new world dishes and more generous mains. The really charming house, constructed in the 1918, itself has a long and celebrated history, having housed sovereignty, and all the more as of late the French  diplomat to Thailand. Hemingway's Bangkok has taken advantage of the house and 
grounds by making five unique ranges, every one mirroring an area connected with Ernest Hemingway; Cuba, Africa, France, Key West, and a lovely Spanish garden with a focal wellspring.



Location: 1 SukhumvitSoi 14, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Timings: Every day from 11:30 AM – 01:00 AM
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Viva 8

Set amidst the hustling street of Bangkok Chatuchak, Viva 8 is just a next­door kind of  bar but its casual approach is the prime factor known for seducing the tourists from all  over the globe as well as regular from Bangkok. The DJ nights and a European styled menu – marveled by Spanish Chef is the icing on the cake that helps people in relaxing their wits after a burdened day with a drink and an amazing platter. The casual approach, easy menu and affordable prices together make this bar a must visit while in Bangkok.



Location: 10900, 800/2 KamphaengPhet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

Timings: Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 AM – 10:00 PM