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TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN THAILAND

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If you are a travel freak then you should add Thailand to your travel bucket list. The land of beauty, Thailand is a place all travelers love. Thailand is located in south-east Asia. There are popular opulent royal palaces, tropical beaches, ornate temples, and ancient ruins. The country is famous among couples and travelers. You can also enjoy the delicious traditional Thai Food. Some of the top places to visit in Thailand to enjoy  are:

Bangkok 

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A city that lives in the heart of travel lovers and also in Thai People in Bangkok. This beauty of Thailand never sleeps. Bangkok is also the capital of Thailand. Modern times and traditions come together to make this beautiful city of Thailand. You will get to have lots of places to explore once you are here. From temples to monasteries, from luxury malls to shopping centers, everything is there. Not only places you will also get to have the best of Traditional Thai foods in the city. If you are a party person then the nightlife in Bangkok is for you. Some of the places of attraction in Bangkok are Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew, Art in Paradise, Sea Life Ocean World, and many more. Bangkok is one of the best places to visit in Thailand.

Pattaya 

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Pattaya is also one of the top tourist’s places in the Thailand. It is commonly known as Thailand’s Sex capital. This party hub of Thailand is a city in the Gulf of Thailand. The city offers a lot of options to the people of Thailand. It has beaches, islands, restaurants, snorkeling, water sports, cafes and souvenir shops. These entertainment options make the city a good place to visit in Thailand with friends and family. The highlight of the city is the Walking Street. You can also enjoy Cabaret shows like Alcazar Show and Tiffany’s Cabaret Show if you are a fan of nightlife.

Krabi 

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Making to the list of top places to visit in Thailand, Krabi is a great place for tourism. This is also one of the oldest provinces in the country. You can find a blend of both traditional and modern lifestyles here. Krabi is a combination of dense mangrove forests, sheer limestone cliffs, and many offshore islands. Phi Phi Island is the most popular place in Krabi. Railay Beach, Ko Phi Phi Lee, Tiger Cave Temple, Ko Poda, Ao Nang Beach, Ko Ngai, Emerald Pool, Ko Hong, Mu Ko Lanta National Park, Koh Jum are the top sights of the place. 

Phuket 

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Phuket is one of the largest tourist places in Thailand. The place is full of beaches, islands, markets, energetic nightlife, and water sports. You won’t get tired of the things that the city has to offer. If you are with your family then you can visit beaches like Kata and Surin. The best nightlife you can enjoy at Patong beach. Some of the places you can enjoy in Phuket are Bangla road, Phuket Walking Street, Thalang Road, Khao Rang, Phuket Thai Hua Museum, Chinpracha House, Phuket Indy night market, Khao Rang Viewpoint, Phuket 3D Museum, Monkey Hill Viewpoint. Phuket offers great options for everyone from nightlife to beaches, from good food to museums, etc.  

Phi Phi Islands 

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The very fascinating 6 islands are something that Phi Phi offers. This beauty lies about 40 km away from Phuket. Among the 6 islands, the most popular are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. The best place to enjoy Phi Phi is these two islands where you can witness the best nightlife. Other islands of Phi Phi Islands include Bida Nai, Bida Nok, Ko Mai Phai. One of the highlights of this place is “Viking Cave”. The azure blue waters, magnificent cliffs, white sand beaches, and jungles are something that you don’t want to miss. You can reach there by speedboat or by ferry from both Phuket and Krabi.

Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai is a stunning city of Thailand famous for being a home of many temples. It is located in northern Thailand and was founded in the year 1296. Old City area is also the cultural and religious center. It is one of the must visit places in the Thailand. If you are here you will feel closely connected to Thai culture. Some of the places of interests here include: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Ratchaworawihan, Wat Chedi Luang, Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihan (Gold Temple), Doi Suthep–Pui National Park, Chiang Mai Night Safari, Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai Zoo, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, and Wat Suan Dok. 

Ayutthaya 

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One of the popular tourist places in Thailand is Ayutthaya. It had been the capital of the Kingdom of Siam. The structures here dated back to the centuries and are a good example of architecture. If you are interested in knowing the history of the country, then you can visit the city. 

This place is a perfect getaway for history enthusiasts as each and every imminent here tells the story of Thailand’s past.  This place is preserved under UNESCO Heritage Site. The idols of Buddha here are preserved but most of them are not in a proper condition, some have heads missing and some other parts. But all these make the city a good place to see and explore. 

Mueang Chiang Rai

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Mueang Chiang Rai is one of the top places to visit in Thailand’s northern part. It is located in the mountainous province of Mueang Chiang Rai near the borders of  Laos and Myanmar and is visited by many people from other countries. The city is filled with many attractions which include many temples. Some of the places of interests here are Phra Kaew Temple, Navel City Pillar, Mae Fah Luang Art, and Cultural Park, Wat Rong Khun – White Temple, Blue Temple, Wat Huay Pla Kang, Singha Park Chiang Rai, Baan Dam Museum, Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, Doi Tung, Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong, Clock Tower, and many more. 

Hua Hin

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Another place in top places to visit in the Thailand is Hua Hin. It was a fishing destination but later used as a summer home by a king. It is one of the most beautiful beach destinations of Thailand. If you are looking for a beach time you can definitely head to this destination. Also, during December to mid-March, it is a popular golf destination. There are numerous attractions of the city like water park, shopping centre, Plearn Wan, night market, Klai Kangwon Summer Palace, Suan Son beach. The whole surrounding area of mountains around beaches gives tourists a warm and amazing trip. 

Kanchanaburi

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Home of the “bridge over the River Kwai”, Kanchanaburi is a stunning town in Thailand. It was built by the Japanese during WWII. The bridge itself has a great history of World War. People come here to take a ride on the regular train that crosses the bridge over the River Kwai. The picturesque views and a soothing ride, loved by many. There are other attractions of the town that tourists from across the world come to visit.  Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand-Burma Railway Center, Wat Tham Phu Wa temple, Erawan National Park are some of the places you can see here. 

Ko Samui

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Being Thailand’s 2nd largest island, Ko Samui is one of the great places to visit in Thailand. It is located in the Gulf of Thailand. The beauty of the island is lifted by coconut groves, palm-fringed beaches, luxury resorts dense mountainous rainforest, and posh spas. There are many attractions that you can visit and explore here are Chaweng Beach, Wat Plai Laem, Lamai Beach, Tean Island, Grandfather’s Grandmother’s Rocks – Hin Ta Hin Yai, Namtok Tar Nim & Magic Garden, Wat Phra Chedi Laem So, Hin Lat Waterfall, Nathon Pier, Elephant Park and many more. 

Khao Yai National Park

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A beautiful place and the oldest national park in the country is Khao Yai National Park. The park is famous for homing a large population of wild elephants. Spread over an area of 2,000 square kilometers, the park provides its visitors stunning rainforests, high mountains, and grasslands. The park is rich in fauna and is also a home of jackals, gibbons, and bears. The highlight of the National Park is Haew Suwat Waterfall which not only offers breathtaking views but also is popular because of featuring in Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Beach movie. There are many facilities for trekking and biking for visitors. 

Sukhothai

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Home of the famous UNESCO site, Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai Thani is a small town that is famous among tourists. Lots of people visit the town when they visit Thailand.  The National Park is encircled by an ancient city wall and contains 193 ruins among which a combination of 26 temples, many stupas, and a royal palace are there. The highlight of the place is Wat Mahathat. Other places of interest are: Noen Prasat, Wat Si Sawai, Wat Sa Si, Phra Mae Ya Shrine, Sangkhalok Museum, Phra Ruang Bridge. 

Pai 

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One of the gorgeous and stunning places to visit in Thailand is Pai. This beauty lies between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son. Many tourists from across the world visit here. The picturesque valleys and the quaint atmosphere is a treat for tourists.  There are lots of activities to do and places to visit. With increasing in tourism, the place is now booming with shopping places, natural attractions, markets, bars, and restaurants. The best time to shop in Pai is Pai’s, Wednesday Market. As the town lies in the foothills of the mountains, there are many trekking tours available to the hill tribes of Karen, Hmong Lahu, and Lisu. 

Phanom Rung

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If you are a freak for architecture then this is a place for you. Phanom Rung lies in the extinct volcano in northeastern Thailand. It is most commonly known for being a Hindu shrine complex. This temple is the most beautiful place in Phanom Rung. The charm of the temple is uplifted by the nearby village of Nang Rong. This temple was built to represent the sacred home of Lord Shiva, Mount Kailash. The highlight of this place is that four times a year, all the 15 sanctuary doorways are lit by the sunshine. If you are here in April, then you cannot afford to miss Phanom Rung Festival. 

Khao Sok National Park 

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Khao Sok National Park is also among the best places to visit in Thailand. The park is encircled by lush tropical forests and towering limestone mountains. The park is a home of astonishing landscapes in Thailand and its origin can be traced back to 160 million years. It is also said that Khao Sok National Park is older than the Amazon rainforest. While being at the park, you can visit Cheow Lan, which is a turquoise lake. As the lake is at the heart of the park and has raft houses and colorful long-tail boats, it makes most of the beauty of the park. The park has rainforests, hidden caves, waterfalls, and groves of wild fruit trees. There are other fun activities to do here which include zip-lining, kayaking, and tubing on the Sok River.

Ko Chang

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Ko Chang situated near the Cambodian border is the country’s 2nd largest island. It is a perfect vacation place for you. The amazing rainforest and sandy beaches are there on the island to increase your fun experience. You can either lie down on the beach and enjoy the warmth of the sun and beautiful water. White sand beach, Ko chang beach, Hat Khlong Phao are some beaches you should not miss. Other places to visit here are Laem Chaiyachet, Namtok Khlong Phlu, and other waterfalls. You can also indulge yourself in plenty of activities like kayaking, scuba diving, and jungle trekking.

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

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Thailand is famous for having night markets. Among which one is Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. The market is spread over city blocks, temple grounds, and inside buildings. If you love to shop in different countries then you can shop for arts, handicrafts, souvenirs, and clothing from here. This market is also known to be the stopping point of Yunnanese trading caravans. Not only you can shop but can also indulge yourself in enjoying the local delicacies here.

Kho Tao

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Indulge yourself in Scuba diving, Shopping, Nightlife, and Sightseeing in Thailand’s smallest beach Kho Tao. The beach’s name is inspired by the copious sea turtles, that live on the shores. This tranquil beach is a treat for someone who loves to enjoy beach life. The island of Kho Tao is also called Turtle Island. It is one of the most beautiful and must-visit places in Thailand.  You can also learn to dive here as it offers diverse diving areas. The best time to visit Kho Tao is from March to May. 

Khao Lak

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If you are in Thailand in the months of November to February, then you can visit Khao Lak. It is one of the must-visit places of Thailand. This island was almost destroyed by Tsunami waters in 2004 but now has been restored. To remember the loss caused by the tragic Tsunami, a museum is built to empathize with the people. It is also known to be the honeymoon place. Located in the Asman Islands, Khao Lak gives its visitors a wonderful time. It offers water sports like scuba diving and other places to visit National Park, Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak Lam Ru, and Surin Islands. 

Railay

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The next spot in the rundown is the Island of Railay. This is again one of the most visited places in Thailand. The territory where this island is situated is called Krabi. It has almost 4 beaches to explore and all are very near to each other. So, if you are here do take a tour of all the four beaches before you go. There are many trekking sites and it is said that one of the most beautiful of all is the Railay viewpoint, which is the highlight of the place. So, this small place has a lot to offer you. Therefore, before coming here, make sure you plan out everything so that you do not miss anything and give a try to each and everything possible.

Koh Kood

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Koh Kood is one such island in Thailand that has a lot to bring to the table for its travelers and positioned among one of those spots where you will love to go, to spend your lazy time and loosened up evenings and nights. This is a place that is not explored much but is a good place to go. The seashore of the island has an excellent waterfall for you. The name of this waterfall is Klong Chao and it is stunning. You can also go for many water sports activities while you stay here. 

Koh Lipe 

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Next up in our rundown of spots is the little island of Koh Lipe. This island is again a piece of the Andaman Ocean. This island is little, however, is lovely and offers a lot of things to its guests who come here. One such happening thing to observe here is hiring a Kayak and heading off for kayaking. The beautiful waters of the sea also let you enjoy some peaceful time here. Activities you can enjoy while being here are Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving.

Mae Hong Son 

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One of the best places to visit of Thailand is Mae Hong Son. This is the ideal spot for the individuals who love bicycle riding and hustling. Make your trip to Mae Hong Son and visit the 1,864 curves at this spot. It is mentioned to the individuals who don’t have that solid heart to try this as it is very risky and dangerous.  This spot is additionally one of those which are picked by the trekkers to hop. In this way, there are a lot of crazy exercises that you can do here. Aside from this risky cum bold bicycle sport, this spot offers you some quiet and excellent places also. Different places of attractions are the magnificent lake and the sanctuary in this spot. Also, you should try the great Thai food. 

Lopburi 

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For the individuals who are travel freaks and have an unmistakable fascination for history and culture, this spot is ideal for them. There are some places in Thailand where you will get to see ruins of custom and history. Lopburi turns out to be the oldest city of Thailand and was one of the previous capitals of the nation. 

This city-state about the historical backdrop of the island. There are a ton of old landmarks and social legacy locales here, through which you can see the experiences of the nation. Apart from this, the spot is home to a lot of monkeys. Lopburi also provides its visitors a chance to do rock climbing. Things you can enjoy while on your vacay here are: Sightseeing, Trekking, Rock climbing. Some of the tourist attractions are Phra Prang Sam Yot, Ban Vichayen, King Narai’s Palace.

Mae Sot 

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Mae Sot is the commercial center and one of Thailand’s best tourist places in the westernmost corner of Thailand. The town is known for its culture of pottery, brims, and a variety of other products. You will enjoy a wide variety of street food, and visit the city’s different clothing and jewelry shops. The Buddhist temples and monasteries with beautiful architectural features in the region are a must-visit out. Tourist Attractions here include Chinese Temples, Hot Springs Maekasa, and Taksin Maharat National Park. The best time to visit Mae Sot is February to April. 

Koh Si Chang 

Koh Si Chang, located in Chonburi Province, is a fishing village and one of the most popular places to visit in Thailand. The relaxed and slow-paced lifestyle of Koh Si Chang Island will make you love it. On the island, which involves boating as well as kayaking, there are many activities you can indulge in. You can also visit the royal palace and enjoy the ideal spot for a beach holiday. Sightseeing, Boating, and kayaking are some of the things you can enjoy here. Places you can explore here are Tham Phang Beach, and Old Town.

Koh Nang Yuan

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This picturesque island is a series of three tiny islands connected by stretches of white sand. The island is surrounded by greenery and provides picturesque views. The views of turquoise blue waters will wake you up. The beaches are the centre of attraction on this island and in the relaxed environment, you can enjoy sunbathing and relaxing. In one of Thailand’s best tourist destinations, you can also enjoy a wide variety of snorkelling trip enjoying the fascinating experience. Things you can enjoy here are Snorkelling and Hiking. 

Ubon Ratchathani 

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This is a small town and one of the best tourist places in Thailand, rooted in the tradition of Buddhism. There are a number of Buddhist monasteries and temples with Lao presence in the city as well. This small town is very established and is famous for its glowing temples and the Festival of Candles. The place will surely be loved by history lovers because it is full of cultural museums. Some of the places you can explore here are Wat Thung Si Meuang, Thung Si Muang Park, and Ubon Ratchathani National Museum.

Phetchaburi

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The town is located on the River Phet is home to many beautiful temples and the famous Royal Palace. It is one of Thailand’s prominent tourist places, also known as the Diamond City. When enjoying a trip to the island, you can enjoy a bit of everything including history, nature, architecture, and food. With rice paddies, salt farms, and fishing villages around, the city is an agricultural area. The best time to visit here is in the months of November to March.

You can also explore Wat Mahathat Worawihan, Tham Khao Luang and Phra Nakhon Khiri.

Kanchanbauri

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Kanchanaburi is one of the unique places to visit in Thailand where you can visit on your holiday, and it is located in the western part. The waterfalls and national parks, where you can discover a variety of flora and fauna, make this place interesting to visit. The Death Railway is a popular attraction that you must check out in Kanchanaburi. These are the railway tracks built at a very dangerous location during World War II. Other places of attraction include Mon Bridge, Khao Laem Lake. Things you can enjoy here are Trekking and Walking Trails. 

Trang

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Trang is located in southern Thailand and is renowned for its culture and food. What makes it one of Thailand’s best tourist places is that it is less crowded than its popular rivals, such as Krabi and Phuket. So, if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle, it is one of the best places to visit in Thailand.

Things you can do while being here are Shopping and sightseeing. Other places you can see in Trang are Hat Chao Mai National Park, Wat Tantayaphirom, and Hat Pak Meng. 

Surin

You need to schedule to visit this one of the finest places in Thailand. In Thailand, can you find some quiet and peaceful spots? It could sound complicated, but it isn’t impossible. Surin is a peaceful tourist attraction in Thailand. When the place is drenched in festivities, around Surin Elephant Round, only that time you can witness the fanfare in this town. It is a separate region of Thailand entirely. Tourist Attractions here include Ban Tha Wang Silk, Surin National Museum, and City Pillar Shrine.

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Koh Phangan

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One of the top places to visit in Thailand is The land of coconut trees, known for full moon parties, Koh Phangan is part of the Chumphon Archipelago between the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao. It’s perfect for party-goers, backpackers, and families, surrounded by jungle and serene beaches, making it one of the best places to explore in Thailand. Sports you can enjoy here are Fishing, Diving, and Kite-boarding. Attractions worth seeing here are Full Moon Party, Thong Sala Night Market, and Yang Na Nai Tree.

Similan Island

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This archipelago of 9 islands is culturally inspired and has a national park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is among the best tourist places in Thailand. It is one of the most treasured places to visit in Thailand with great marine life and a wonderful shoreline perfect for beach lovers and fans of water sports. The best time to visit here is from November to April. Tourist Attractions here include Bangu, Donald Duck bay, Ko Miang, and a lot more. 

Koh Lanta

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A cluster of 52 islands, most of them uninhabited, the balmy weather and the sublime views from these remote islands can be enjoyed by travelers. People wanting some peace and quiet can choose to holiday on these islands. You can also enjoy various water sports activities here, as it is one of the best tourist attractions in Thailand.

Things you can enjoy here are Scuba diving, Getting inked, Thai massage, and Snorkelling. Places to visit here are Sala Dan, Koh Lanta Yai, and Mo Ko Lanta National Park.

Sukothai

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If you’re a history digger, then this is the right place for you. Sukhothai is home to over 200 ancient ruin sites that will leave you both confused and awestruck. It must be on your bucket list as one of the most adventurous places to visit in Thailand. It is said that this city led to the development of Thailand’s civilization. And the best part is that it is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO!

Khao Laem National Park

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If you want to spend a day in the countryside and want to witness Bangkok’s wildlife, head to Khao Laem National Park. It is one of the best locations for wildlife enthusiasts in Thailand to visit. Surrounded by forests and home to countless species of flora and fauna, it is a nature lover’s paradise. The park is located in Bangkok and does not constitute an ordinary national park. You will also get to stay in a houseboat, which is a mesmerizing experience in itself in addition to seeing wildlife. Tourist attractions here are Khao Laem lake, Kra Teng Jeng, and Koreng Kra Wia.

Nong khai Khai

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It may be a small town, but when it comes to providing entertainment and fun, it’s no less. There is plenty of things for all kinds of travelers in Nong Khai, from mesmerizing waterfalls to temples. For those who want to absorb the culture of Thailand, this town is one of the best places to visit in Thailand. At the temples, you can seek blessings, refresh yourself at the waterfalls and get soak in the history. Tourist attractions here include Sala Keaw khu, Luang Por Phra Sai, and Sadet market.

Chanthaburi

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You might name Chanthaburi as one of Thailand’s best locations since it has everything a traveler needs on their holiday. You will find it all right in Chanthaburi, whether it is the right vibe, exclusive tourist attractions, picturesque waterfalls, recreational forests, or more. And if you have a soft spot for seafood, then you’ll love Nong Thai for sure. Things you can enjoy here are nightlife, shopping, and Sightseeing. Tourist attractions here are the Taksin shrine, Cathedrals, and temples.

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