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Top 10 Thailand Beach Destinations
Top 10 Thailand Beach Destinations
Will You Need a Visa to Visit Thailand?
Most travelers to Thailand DO NOT need visas. Whether you need one depends on which country you are from and how long you plan on staying in Thailand.
The Truth About Thailand’s Rainy Season
The Truth About Thailand’s Rainy Season
A Thailand Weather Guide to Help You Decide...
A guide to Thailand's seasons. Thailand Travel.
5 Top Luxury Honeymoon Resorts in Thailand
5 Top Luxury Honeymoon Resorts in Thailand
The Best Beers in Thailand
Beer is a popular drink in Thailand and a visit wouldn't be complete without sampling some of the local brews.
On Location: 10 Movies Filmed in Thailand
Thailand's not Hollywood, but plenty of popular films have been made here. Can you name the top 10?
Tsunamis in Thailand
The 2004 Tsunami, referred to as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the 2004 Indonesian Tsunami or the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, was one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history. It killed hundreds of thousands and caused billions of dollars in property damage. Find out more about these rare but awful events in Thailand.
5 Romantic Getaways in Thailand
Thailand is a dream destination if you're planning a honeymoon or just want a romantic getaway in an exotic location. Most people who honeymoon in Thailand still choose to head to the beaches, and there certainly are some amazing ones here. But if you're looking for something a little more adventurous or different, there are plenty of other places in Thailand what are wonderfully romantic and also off the beaten path.
Asiatique, Bangkok's Night Market
t's a casual street market, it's a middle class mall, it's an upscale riverside dining experience complete with entertainment. That about sums out what Asiatique, Bangkok's newest shopping area just south of Chinatown, is all about.
Where to have Easter brunch in Bangkok
Bangkok, unsurprisingly, doesn’t do big Easter celebrations, but if you are in the city and hoping to celebrate this holiday, take your friends or family to one of these fun, indulgent Easter Sunday brunches.
4 Places to Get Delicious Bangkok Street Food
Bangkok Street Food - 4 Neighborhoods to get Great Bangkok Street Food
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Thailand
Ever considered a visit to Thailand for your next work vacation? Though Thailand vacations are considered pretty normal for Europeans, most North Americans consider Thailand too far away and even too exotic to visit on a regular week or two week vacation. That’s a shame, because if you can get past the 14+ hours on a plane, Thailand is an amazing vacation destination.
5 Great Restaurants in Chiang Mai
5 top restaurants in Chiang Mai
Can I Extend My Thailand Visa?
Information about extending your visa while you're in Thailand.
Plan for Your Thailand Vacation
Things to do before you arrive in Thailand
Koh Samui Beaches
The island of Koh Samui is ringed with beaches. Which ones should you visit? Use this guide to pick the best Koh Samui beach for you.
The Best Tailors in Bangkok
A list of the best tailors in Bangkok with fair prices and high-quality work, like N and K Pinky Tailors, Raja's Fashions and Rajawongse Clothiers.
Phuket Travel Guide
Phuket is all about beautiful beaches, rocking nightlife and great food. Plan your vacation in Phuket with this Phuket travel guide.
Traveling in Thailand During High Season
In most of Thailand, high season starts in November and lasts through January. Thinking of visiting Thailand during high season? Here's what you need to know.
Best Thai Street Food Dishes
Five delicious Thai dishes to eat out on the street
Guide to Flights in Thailand
What you need to know about booking flights in Thailand.
Weekend Beach Getaways from Bangkok
Weekend Beach Getaways from Bangkok
Top 5 Indian Restaurants in Bangkok
Many Indians immigrated to Thailand in the 20th century and today Thailand has a significant Indian population. Though Indians and Thai-Indians live all over the country, there’s even a Little India in Bangkok (called Pahurat) that was settled over 100 years ago. There are also plenty of great Indian restaurants in Bangkok catering to the city’s Indian and Thai-Indian population.
Bangkok Airport Travel
Bangkok's International Airport is about 19 miles from central Bangkok. With the new airport rail link plus a slew of other transport options, it's quick and easy to get from the airport into the city even if you are traveling during rush hour.
Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi, a small island a couple of hours by boat from Phuket, is an island lover's dream. Clear water, majestic cliffs and soft sand make Koh Phi Phi a picture-perfect paradise. The only downside? Thousands of others already know about it and it's in danger of being overrun by boats, guest houses and tourists. Still, if you're not bothered by crowds or overdevelopment, you might find it the most beautiful place on earth.
How Do You Pronounce "Phuket"?
: How Do You Pronounce "Phuket"? : Poo-ket. The "ph" diphthong in Thai transliteration does not become
Koh Chang and Surrounding Islands
Koh Chang, Thailand’s second largest island, is just off the coast of Trat Province on the east side of the Gulf of Siam. Koh Chang has everything you’d want in a tropical island – white sandy beaches, plenty of palm trees, and warm, clear water. But for now at least it doesn’t have the big crowds you’ll find in more popular Phuket or Koh Samui. That's not to say it's entirely undeveloped. There are plenty of resorts and roads and more on the way.
Koh Mun Nork
Looking for a real desert island? Koh Mun Nork, a tiny island in the Gulf of Siam with one small resort and a beautiful beach, might just be one of the only places in the country where you'll feel total peace and tranquility.
Bangkok in 2 Days
Spend your first day in Bangkok traveling up and down the Chao Phraya River, which runs along the west
What you need to know to avoid injuries from...
What you need to know to avoid injuries from wild monkeys in Thailand.
5 Great Thai Restaurants in Phuket
5 top restaurants in Phuket
Beaches in Pattaya
Pattaya’s beaches are abundant but aren’t as clean or quiet as the beaches in other parts of the country. They do offer great value and are very convenient if you’re coming from Bangkok. If you’re heading to Pattaya but want a quiet beach to relax on, the best bet is one of the resorts between Pattaya Beach and Jomtien Beach. Many of these have their own private beaches.
Nightlife in Thailand
Nightlife in Thailand. Thailand Travel.
Guide to Bangkok Boats
Boats and ferries are a convenient and interesting way to get around Bangkok. They can be intimidating at first but once you figure out the routes and the rules they're very easy to use.
Hua Hin
Hua Hin Beach, just a few hours by car, train or bus from Bangkok, is one of the most popular beaches in Thailand. The beach itself is a long, flat stretch of sand that slopes gently into the ocean, and it's surrounded by a small town with plenty of hotels, resorts and guest houses as well as places to eat and drink.
Railey Beach
Railey Beach is one of Thailand's most beautiful beaches. Although it's on the mainland in Krabi Province, because it's only accessible by boat, it has a desert island feel. There are Railey beaches, West Railey and East Railey. East Railey is mud flats and mangroves. It's just a few minutes by foot to West Railey, but make sure you know which beach you're staying on.
10 Free Activities in Bangkok
If you’re traveling on a tight budget, enjoy some of the best Bangkok has to offer for free. Free museums, free activities, free sights – all great things to do that won’t cost you a Baht!
Bangkok's Chinatown
Chinatown, also called Yawolat after the neighborhood’s main street, has been a Bangkok shopping destination for decades and has everything from wholesale shoes to fresh markets to Thai silk.
Patong Beach
Patong beach on Phuket is the island's most popular beach and probably the most popular beach in all of Thailand. For many vacationers, it's the best of both worlds - a gorgeous, big, wide beach with white sand and warm water and plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs in the surrounding area.
Top 5 Hotels in Chiang Mai's Old City
Five charming Chiang Mai hotels in the Old City
Should you have your wedding gown made here?
What you need to know about having a wedding gown made in Thailand.
What if I get sick in Thailand?
Information about Health Care, doctors and hospitals in Thailand.
Top Chiang Mai Temples to Visit
There are dozens of interesting Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai to visit. Some are interesting because of their historical significance, some for their beautiful architecture and artwork and some because they are very popular with local Buddhists or offer foreigners a chance to learn about Buddhism.
All-Inclusive Honeymoons in Thailand
For a tropical honeymoon destination, many people are surprised to find out that Thailand doesn’t have many all-inclusive resorts and mistakenly think that it’s not a great honeymoon destination because of that.
Chiang Mai in 2 Days
Chiang Mai is a popular launching off point for trips into other parts of northern Thailand but offers plenty for visitors who choose this city as a destination in its own right. Founded in 1296, Chiang Mai is one of the oldest living cities in Thailand and was the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Page 2.
Thai Visa Runs to Laos
Extend your visa for another 30 days by exiting and re-entering Thailand by land, you have a few different options available in Laos.
Thailand Safety Tips
Many people think that there will be lots of health and safety concerns to contend with when visiting Thailand. The truth is, Thailand is far safer than many other tourist destinations and definitely safer than most large cities. Assaults, rapes, muggings and other crimes against tourists are so rare that when they happen, they make front page news. If you take normal precautions, you shouldn’t have to worry about staying healthy and safe while you are here.
What is the Voltage in Thailand?
What is the Voltage in Thailand. Thailand Travel.
Koh Samet
Koh Samet, the little island just a few hours from Bangkok, used to be a destination for city folks looking for a weekend escape and backpackers enjoying the laid back atmosphere, pleasant beaches and inexpensive bungalows. Koh Samet has changed! These days, you’ll still find plenty of Bangkokians arriving straight from work on a Friday night, and lots of backpackers hanging out on the beaches, but you’ll also find some high-end beach resorts and villas and vacationers from all over the world.
Chiang Mai Markets
Guide to Chiang Mai's Markets
Bangkok's Patpong Night Market
The Patpong Night Market in Silom is as much a spectacle as a place to pick up souvenirs. The market, which starts at around 6 p.m. and is in full swing by about 8 p.m. is right next to the neighborhood’s bustling (and somewhat risqué) nightlife scene and the combination of partiers and shoppers makes for some interesting people watching.
How Much Will My Vacation Cost?
How Much Will My Vacation Cost? Thailand Travel.
Top 5 Best Alternative Thai Beaches
Top 5 Best Alternative Thai Beaches
The Best Places to Visit to Learn about Thai...
The Best Places to Visit to Learn about Thai History
Chang Beer
Thailand’s number one selling beer is Beer Chang, which you can spot by its distinctive green label adorned with two elephants.
Bangkok Shopping
Bangkok has some of the best shopping in the world and this Bangkok Shopping Guide has everything you need to know about it.
Pranburi
Pranburi, a beach town on the west side of the Gulf of Thailand about 20 miles south of popular resort town Hua Hin, has become more and more popular with local tourists and international visitors over the past decade. Like Cha-am to the north, it's much less developed than Hua Hin, so while there aren't as many conveniences, there also aren't as many crowds. Pranburi also has what some would argue is a much nicer beach than Hua Hin and Cha-am, making it worth the extra hour or so it takes to get there from Bangkok.
The Koh Samui Archipelago
The Koh Samui Archipelago
Options for Traveling inside Thailand
Options for traveling inside Thailand
Thailand Tailor Guide
Tips to get the most out of your visit to the tailor in Thailand.
Can I stay in Thailand for longer than one or...
How can I stay in Thailand for longer than one or two months?
Thailand's Hill Tribes
If you’re visiting northern Thailand, you’ll hear the phrase “hill tribes” thrown around a lot, especially by travel agents trying to sell you a tour, though it’s not always clear exactly what that means.
Don Muang Airport
Don Muang Airport, Bangkok's old international airport, is now the city's domestic airport and Air Asia's Thailand hub.
Koh Tao, Thailand
Serious divers and travelers just serious about relaxing on a scenic, less developed island will love Koh Tao.
Bangkok Travel Guide
The capital city of Thailand is full of amazing sights and activities, delicious food and plenty of hotels and guesthouses. Plan your trip to Bangkok with this Bangkok travel guide.
Bangkok's Best Boutique Hotels
Bangkok's Best Boutique Hotels
Thailand Festivals
Want to experience a Thailand Festival? There are dozens of small events in different parts of the country but these are the most popular festivals and events throughout the year.
Samui Travel Guide
Everything you need to know about visiting Samui.
Top Thai Curry Dishes
Top Thai Curry Dishes
Pattaya Beach
Pattaya Beach is a busy, crowded beach with lounge chairs, umbrellas and beach bars stretching nearly the whole 2.5 miles of sand and lots of boat traffic in the horizon. Don’t worry about getting bored, there are plenty of beach water sports from jet skis to wind surfing to paragliding. It’s not a quiet place but if you’re looking for a little relaxation, your best bet on Pattaya Beach is to rent a lounge chair or have a Thai massage right on the beach.
Bangkok's Best Nightlife Spots
Bangkok's Best Nightlife Spots
Thai Street Food
Bangkok has some of the best shopping in the world and this Bangkok Shopping Guide has everything you need to know about it.
Top Koh Samui Hotels
Looking for the best Koh Samui hotels? There are plenty of places to stay on this popular vacation island, here are some of the most popular in all price ranges. All are either on the beach or a just a short walk away.
Child Friendly Hotels in Chiang Mai
Child Friendly Hotels in Chiang Mai
Thai Drinks
Guide to Thai beverages
The Top 5 Phuket Hotels
The Top 5 Phuket Hotels
Family-Friendly Pattaya
Pattaya has quite a few resorts for families as well as more and more things for kids.
Phuket Pictures Showcasing the Island's...
Picture gallery of the most popular beaches on Phuket.
Driving a Rental Car in Thailand
Getting a rental car in Thailand can be an excellent and convenient way to explore the country. Though driving in any foreign place takes a little getting used to, once you get out of Bangkok, Thailand is actually a really pleasant place to drive. Highways are well maintained and serve most of the country, and road customs are not too difficult to understand. Watch out in Bangkok, or any big city, though, as traffic can be horrible and tailgating and cutting in rules are probably much different than you're used to.
Romantic Bangkok Restaurants
Romantic Bangkok Restaurants
Do You Need Any Vaccinations for Thailand?
Do I need any vaccinations for Thailand?
Chiang Mai With Kids
Chiang Mai is a great destination to visit if you have small kids. The region is known for its amazing landscapes and many visitors choose to go on multi-day hiking trips while they are there. You may not be climbing Chiang Mai’s mountains with toddlers in tow (though some adventurous parents definitely do!), but you can enjoy exploring the charming Old City and some of the surrounding sights. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the city when you’re here with little ones.
Getting Around Chiang Mai
How to get around Chiang Mai
Rayavadee Resort Krabi
Rayavadee Resort is a five-star, all villa luxury resort on Railey Beach in Krabi.
How Much Do I Tip in Thailand?
How Much Do I Tip in Thailand? Thailand Travel.
The Bangkok Train System
The Bangkok train system has an above-ground network called the Skytrain or BTS and a subway line called the MRT. The Skytrain and MRT serve some of central Bangkok but many parts of the city, including the Old City, aren’t near either network. Here’s a quick guide to Bangkok’s Skytrain and Subway.
Raiei Beach Club Krabi
Railei Beach Club is a group of privately-owned houses for rent on West Railay Beach in Krabi.
What Currency Does Thailand Use?
What Currency Does Thailand Use?
5 Things to Avoid in Thailand
5 Cultural Taboos in Thailand
Where to Enjoy the Best Views of Bangkok
Where to head at night for the best views of Bangkok
Should you get them made here?
Everything you need to know about getting bridesmaids dresses made in Thailand.
Pattaya Nightlife
The Pattaya bar scene is notorious and is something most outsiders find shocking. Go-go bars, strip clubs, scantily clad women dancing on poles. You name it, it happens in Pattaya. So, as you can imagine, it’s not the most family friendly destination in Thailand! But even if you’re not into strip clubs, Pattaya’s night life can be fun since it has an “up all night, dance till dawn” vibe to it.
Bangkok's Siam Center and Siam Discovery Malls
Siam Center and Siam Discovery Malls in Bangkok -- two adjacent shopping malls in Siam Square offer shoppers two very different shopping experiences.
MBK Mall
Some of the best shopping in Bangkok is at MBK, formally known as Mahboonkrong Mall. Though the mall is in the same neighborhood as some of the city’s expensive shopping centers, it caters to mid-market shoppers and has plenty of affordable clothes, shoes, accessories, electronics and souvenirs. It’s one of the best places in the city to buy mobile phones, has lots of clothing and shoes, and is also quite well know for its shops selling knock-off bags and watches. They even sell fake iPods!
Favorite Thai Restaurants in Bangkok
Bangkok's Favorite Thai Restaurants for Visitors
Best Sukhumvit Hotels
Find the Best Sukhumvit Hotel
Top Spots for Eating on Koh Samui
A list of the best restaurants on Koh Samui
Koh Pha Ngan Beaches
Koh Pha Ngan is known for its backpacker scene and wild full moon parties, but that's not all the rugged island next to Koh Samui has to offer visitors. Whether you came to dance all night or just relax on a quiet beach, or both, you'll find the right beach on Koh Pha Ngan.
Loy Krathong
Loy Krathong, the most beautiful Thai festival of all.
Bangkok's Top Museum and Attractions
Looking for places to go sightseeing in Bangkok? Though there are plenty of temples to see, the city also has lots of museums and other typical tourist attractions.
Top 5 Free Activities in Chiang Mai
You don’t have to spend a lot to enjoy this popular city in Northern Thailand. Here are five free activities in Chiang Mai.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market, the world's largest outdoor market in Bangkok, Thailand
Finding Thailand Travel Deals
Think everyone pays the same for their plane tickets and hotels? Think again. Here are some tips to get the best Thailand Travel Deals.
Best Phi Phi Hotels
Find the Best Phi Phi Hotel
Bangkok's Cheap Airport Lounges
Enjoy business class lounges in Bangkok's airport without a business class ticket.
Thailand Trip Planning FAQs - Common Questions...
Thailand FAQs - Common Questions about Thailand
Thailand Scams to Watch Out For
Most people are fair and honest, but wherever there are tourists, there are scammers trying to take advantage of them! Here are four common scams to watch out for when visiting Thailand.
Bangkok's Most Romantic Hotels
Bangkok's Most Romantic Hotels
Top 5 Underrated Places in Thailand
Some of the country's best destinations are overlooked by tourists
Thailand's Most Popular Regional Cuisine
Thailand's Most Popular Regional Cuisine
Thailand’s Beach National Parks
Thailand’s Beach National Parks
Thailand’s Top National Parks
Thailand’s Top National Parks
Bangkok's Top Temples
Bangkok is home to some of the most stunning Buddhist temples in the world. Here's a list of some of the most important to visit.
Things to Do in Chiang Mai with Kids
Things to Do in Chiang Mai with Kids
Bangkok's Platinum Mall
This “wholesale” mall on Petchburi Road is much like an outdoor market, except for the air conditioning and clean bathrooms. You’ll find plenty of clothes, shoes and accessories at great prices.
Can I Drink the Water in Thailand?
Can I Drink the Water in Thailand?
Sairee Beach, Koh Tao
At about 1 mile long, Sairee Beach is the longest stretch of beach on the little island of Ko Tao and it's also the most popular.
Where to Celebrate Songkran
There's something going on for Songkran in every part of the country. Most celebrations are from April 13 to April 15, although some areas celebrate for a full week!
Guide to Bangkok Buses
The Bangkok bus system will get you anywhere you want to go, though you’ll content with traffic, difficult-to-decipher signage and crowds. This quick guide to Bangkok buses will get you started.
Information for Travel to Chiang Mai
Planning some Chiang Mai travel? Northern Thailand’s largest city is known for its Buddhist temples, gorgeous mountains, hiking trails and distinctive cuisine. Plan your trip to Chiang Mai with this Chiang Mai travel guide.
Safety Issues When Traveling in Thailand with...
Thailand generally very child friendly so if you’re planning a vacation here, consider bringing along the whole family. You will face some challenges here, though, and most of them involve health and safety issues.
Karon Beach
Though Phuket’s Karon Beach gets less hype than neighboring Patong Beach, many visitors consider it one of Phuket’s best vacation spots. Karon has soft sand, clear water and plenty of places to lounge out in the sun. Because it’s so big (nearly two miles across), it never feels overcrowded, even during high season. There are plenty of places to stay and things to do when you’re not at the beach but it’s a lot quieter and less built up than bustling Patong Beach.
What Not to Wear in Thailand
Thailand is a very relaxed place, and given the image of bikini-clad vacationers frolicking on beaches and backpackers in shorts and sandals exploring cities, you may think that anything goes in terms of clothing.
Cha-am
Cha-am, a beach town on the west side of the Gulf of Thailand, is lesser known internationally than Hua Hin just 20 miles to the south, but is still very popular among local tourists and European visitors to the Kingdom. It’s also not as developed as Hua Hin (which means you won't find a Starbucks or many crowds, but many visitors consider a big selling point). Still, Cha-am has a good selection of hotels across all price points, great casual seafood restaurants, and the same flat, sweeping beaches that have made Hua Hin so popular.
The Bangkok Night Market
The Night Market, called Suan Lum in Thai, is a market with lots of stuff for tourists and others just across the street from Lumpini Park. Though prices aren’t as good as you’ll find in some more local markets, it’s convenient and fun.
What Should I Expect During Songkran?
Songkran Etiquette. Thailand Travel.
Sample 12 Day Thailand Honeymoon Itinerary
Sample 12 Day Thailand Honeymoon Itinerary
Favorite Thai Foods
Favorite Thai Foods
Top Nightlife Spots in Phuket
Phuket nightlife is hopping! If you’re just looking for a cold beer and a little music, there are scores of places on Phuket that will satisfy. It is, after all, a resort island so there’s plenty going on everywhere to entertain visitors. If you want to see live music, party at a big nightclub or sip cocktails in a fabulous bar, check out these Phuket nightlife spots.
Bangkok's Best Serviced Apartments
Bangkok's Top Serviced Apartments
Khanom and Sichon Beaches, Thailand
Just north of Nakhon Si Thammarat are a couple of beautiful, quiet beaches that are just developed enough that you'll be able to find a hotel to sleep in but not so well known that you'll run into too many other foreigners.
Free Things to Do in Thailand
Free museums, beaches, temples and other activities in Thailand.
Surin's Elephant Roundup
On of Thailand's most fun and exotic festivals is the elephant roundup, a weekend-long event where nearly 100 elephants and their trainers come together for an amazing performance!
Leo Beer
Leo Beer is made by the same folks that brew Singha Beer and has a similar light, crisp taste.
Top Bangkok Luxury Hotels
Bangkok's Top Luxury Hotels
Top 4 Cheap Bangkok Hotels
Looking for a cheap Bangkok hotel? You don’t have to settle for a fleapit or an inconvenient neighborhood if you’re on a tight budget. Check out these four Bangkok budget hotels. All are $20 per night or less (some with shared rooms) but offer something more than the typical low-end guest house or hostel. For the price, you’re not going to get five star luxury, but you will get a comfortable, clean place to sleep and some cool or comfortable surroundings.
Singha Beer
The original Thai beer is a clean, crisp lager and is immensely popular in Bangkok.
Best Unknown Thai Food Dishes
Five Top Thai dishes you've probably never heard of
What to Pack (and Not to Pack) for Thailand
Things you'll need and won't need on your trip to Thailand. Hint: don't bring much!
Ayutthaya
The old part of Ayutthaya is a fascinating, historically significant place with some beautiful ruins. And since it's just a couple of hours from Bangkok, it's a very popular day trip for tourists. But, despite the fact that thousands and thousands of people from all over the world visit every year, it's just not a very tourist friendly place.
Best Hua Hin Hotels
Find the Best Hua Hin Hotels
Thailand’s Best Desert Island Getaways
Find your island paradise in Thailand
When are the Major Festivals and Events in...
When are the Major Festivals and Events in Thailand?
Siam Square
Siam Square is a cluster of shops in central Bangkok with small boutiques, stalls, restaurants, movie theatres and cafes. The area is adjacent to one of Bangkok’s universities, so much of the merchandise is geared towards a younger crowd. There are plenty of cheap, fun, funky things to buy and plenty to eat, too.
What's the best way to get visas for other...
What's the best way to get visas for other countries while I'm in Thailand?
Are Thai Trains Safe?
For a long time I wholeheartedly recommended traveling by train in Thailand. But the recent spate of accidents and derailments has me wondering whether or not it's a smart way to travel. I can't offer you any definitive answers here, but I urge you to read through the facts and come to your own reasoned conclusion before you make your plans.
Options for Getting Around Bangkok
Options for Getting Around Bangkok
Where to Eat at Asiatique
Where to Eat in Asiatique
What is Koh Pha Ngan's Full Moon Party?
What is Koh Pha Ngan's Full Moon Party?

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