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Sometimes known as the Hanging Monastery, the Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si) is built into the cliff-side of the mighty Hengshan (Mt. Heng) near Datong city in Shanxi Province. Held up by oak stilts slotted into holes chiselled out from the rock, the rest of the structure that supports the temple is hidden inside the bedrock. Built in 491, the Hanging Temple has survived more than 1,500 years. The face of the building hangs from the middle of the cliff under the summit, which has protected it from the elements over all the years.

The Hengshan Hanging Temple is the only temple that incorporates all of China’s traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Visitors to the temple come in their droves to marvel at this architectural feat for themselves, and to peer over the railings onto the rocks 50 meters below.

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Datong Classic Day Tour

Datong Classic Day Tour

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History buffs can save hours of time and effort compared to navigating Chinese-language public transport with this efficient Datong private transfer service. Check off the two key cultural highlights of Datong—the 1400-year-old Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple—in just one day with the help of a local guide. Please note: tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03

Private Datong Day Tour Arranged by Local Tour Guide Nancy

Private Datong Day Tour Arranged by Local Tour Guide Nancy

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Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on a private day tour of Datong. Start at your hotel, then travel comfortably to each location by private transportation. Rather than skim the surface like a typical large group tour, you get engaging guided visits at Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, and more. Ask questions, get suggestions, and avoid language barrier issues with the help of your private guide.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Private 2-Day Datong from Beijing with Yungang Grottoes

Private 2-Day Datong from Beijing with Yungang Grottoes

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Escape the bustle of Beijing in favor of rural Datong on a private 2-day tour of the Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si). With a private guide, you’ll visit Datong highlights such as the Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and discover the 50,000-plus Buddhist statues within the Yungang Grottoes. Plus, you’ll visit the cliff-side Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si). Accommodation is not included.
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  • 2 days
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$498.00
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$498.00
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Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with English Speaking Driver

Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with English Speaking Driver

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Beijing is teeming with standout sights, but areas outside the city are filled with hidden must-see attractions. Cover locations outside standard tourist itineraries during this enriching day trip to Datong, with round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel. Visit the Hanging Monastery, one of China’s most daring architectural feats, and explore the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes, home to over 51,000 Buddha statues. You’ll also munch on savory sliced noodles—a local specialty.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$348.00
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$348.00
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Private 2-Day Tour of Datong

Private 2-Day Tour of Datong

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See the highlights of Datong on a 2-day tour that includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple. You’ll also explore the Datong Museum, Nine Dragon Screen, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, and a village with cave dwellings. Includes private guide and driver, lunches, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Datong.
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  • 2 days
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$333.34
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Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong

Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong

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Visit two top attractions of Datong — Hanging Temple and the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes — on a privately guided day trip. Your personalized itinerary provides time to explore one of China's largest grottoes as well as the 5th-century temple built into Hengshan mountain cliff. Lunch and round-trip minivan transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.00
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$196.00
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Private Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery From Datong

Private Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery From Datong

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Take time out from Datong to see two of north China’s historical highlights on this private 8-hour Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery tour. View the 5th-century Yungyang Grottoes, a series of rock-cut caves filled with Buddha statues. Plus, check out the Hanging Monastery, whose ornate medieval temples are suspended from a cliff face. Learn about both sites from a private guide on a tour that includes a Chinese lunch, entrance fees, and private transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Private Transfer Service: 2-Day Datong from Beijing

Private Transfer Service: 2-Day Datong from Beijing

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Explore the historic city of Datong and its surrounds without any mandatory factory stops or shopping excursions on this private, customizable two-day tour. Drive from Beijing to Datong with your private driver and visit a range of ancient landmarks and monuments, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Yungang Grottoes and the Hanging Temple. Choose between a self-guided tour and a tour package with your own private guide to show you around and explain the history and culture of Shanxi province in greater detail.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$368.00
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$368.00
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2 Days Private Yungang Grottoes-Hanging Temple-Pingyao Tour from Datong

2 Days Private Yungang Grottoes-Hanging Temple-Pingyao Tour from Datong

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Spend two days to visit two UNESCO Sights in Shanxi Private local friendly driver and konwledgable guide included Private confortable and air-contioned vehicles (GM Buick car or MPV) for the trip Taste the Datong and Pingyao Local lunch and drinks Toll road first Bottled water provided
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Private 2-Day Datong Tour

Private 2-Day Datong Tour

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See main sites of Datong from this package private 2-day tour, experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Yungang Grottoes, the largest Nine Dragon Screen in China. And visit the impressive Hanging Monastery built 1500 years ago and Wooden Pagoda in Ying County, private guide, driver, entrance fees of sites and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 days
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$494.00
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$494.00
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Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple with Lunch from Datong

Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple with Lunch from Datong

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If you are looking for the highlights and World Cultural Heritage sites,you should come to see these two things: one is Hanging Temple, built along the cliff around 1,500 years ago,nowadays is famous for its grandeur; the other is Yungang Caves,carved1,500 years ago with 45 caves and over 51,000 statues preserved till now. This tour is leaded by an experienced tour guide who has been explaining these two places for over 10 years
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.00
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$218.00
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Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple Self-Guide Day Trip from Beijing

Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple Self-Guide Day Trip from Beijing

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Depart on early morning around 5am, and head up to Datong from your city hotel in Beijing ( 5-hour driving time). Accompany by your friendly private English driver to see famous Datong Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple or other city attractions within 5-hour time before returning back to Beijing downtown. Door to door hotel pickup and drop-off service, toll, gas and parking fee are all inclusive.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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$350.00
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2-Day Datong Yungang Grottoes & Hanging Temple Private Tour

2-Day Datong Yungang Grottoes & Hanging Temple Private Tour

Visit one of northern China’s historical wonders on this private 12-hour Yungang Grottoes trip from Beijing. Travel to this UNESCO-listed treasure-trove of early Buddhist cave art near Datong, and enjoy ample time to tour its 252 grottoes of thousands of Buddhist statues. See highlights including the towering Buddha cliff carving, and smaller caverns and niches filled with murals and figurines, many from the 5th century. Lunch, private transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$632.40
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$632.40
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2-Day Private Tour: Datong Highlights

2-Day Private Tour: Datong Highlights

Visit highlights of Datong including Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Nine-Dragon Wall, Ancient City Wall, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and wild Baicaokou Great Wall with this 2 days private tour from Datong. You will be picked up and dropped off from your Datong hotel/train station.
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  • 2 days
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$425.65
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$425.65
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One Day Classic Datong Tour

One Day Classic Datong Tour

Experience some of Datong’s top historic attractions on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about this ancient capital city from an informative local guide and explore a cave system containing hundreds of grottoes and tens of thousands of stone sculptures. Enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch, then head to the Hanging Temple, a 1,500-year-old wooden monastery, and Nine Dragon Wall, built in the late Ming Dynasty.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.00
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$215.00
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3-Day Private tour: From Datong to Pingyao

3-Day Private tour: From Datong to Pingyao

Visit highlights of Shanxi including Datong and Pingyao with this 3 days private tour from Datong. You will be picked up at Datong hotel/train station and dropped off Pingyao hotel/Train station.
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  • 3 days
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$630.77
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$630.77
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2-Days Private Tour to Hanging Temple and Wutaishan from Datong with Hotel

2-Days Private Tour to Hanging Temple and Wutaishan from Datong with Hotel

Uncover the enticing mysteries of Hanging Temple and absorb the imperial majesty of Buddhism at Wutaishan on a tour from Datong. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Hanging Temple to marvel at the 1400 years old temple; Delight in the Buddhism temples at Wutaishan which mix with Han, Tibetan and Mongolia style. Along the way you’ll gain in-depth knowledge about the Buddhism in China, get to know the History and stories.
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  • 2 days
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$480.00
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$480.00
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Private Day Tour to Yungang Caves, Wooden Pagoda, Hanging Temple from Taiyuan

Private Day Tour to Yungang Caves, Wooden Pagoda, Hanging Temple from Taiyuan

Yuncang Grottoes is a UNESCO cultural heritage in Datong, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Hengshan Hanging Monastery are another two historical and impressive attractions in Shanxi Province in China. This private one-day tour offers you an opportunity to explore theses three sites from Taiyuan with a local guide by private vehicle. Pickup time from your centrally located Taiyuan hotel is at 7am. Please note this is a very long day tour.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$296.42
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$296.42
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3-Day Unlimited Culture Tour to Datong, Pingyao, Xi'an from Beijing by Air and Bullet Train

3-Day Unlimited Culture Tour to Datong, Pingyao, Xi'an from Beijing by Air and Bullet Train

Delve into Datong, Pingyao, Xi'an's rich history and heritage on this 3-day tour from Beijing. Discover the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes, Pingyao Old Town and Terracotta Warriors. and climb Xi’an’s remarkably preserved ancient city walls, and enjoy expansive views over the city. You will travel from Beijing - Datong by plane, Datong - Pingyao by private car, Pingyao - Xi'an by bullet train, Xi'an - Beijing by bullet train. Experience the friendly services of the local tour guide who will accompany you throughout the attractions, and explore the landmarks at your own pace. Tour includes English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, all entrance fee and lunch. Please book your own hotel in Datong, Pingyao and Xi'an.
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  • 3 days
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$1,267.20
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$1,267.20
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4-Day Private Tour of Pingyao and Datong from Beijing

4-Day Private Tour of Pingyao and Datong from Beijing

Explore the ancient walled-town of Pingyao and admire the historic wonders of Datong on this private 4-day tour, including accommodation, meals and round-trip transport from Beijing. Explore China’s largest intact city wall in Pingyao and see the distinctive architecture of the Wang Family Courtyard and the Rishengchang Exchange House. Then, journey to Datong to view the dramatically situated Hanging Temple and discover the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes.
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  • 4 days
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$1,323.00
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$1,323.00
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Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing by Plane Including Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing by Plane Including Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

Visit the Hanging Temple and the Yungang Grottoes on a full-day trip to Datong from Beijing that includes round-trip flights, English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, all entrance fee and lunch. Explore one of the largest stone caving art treasury at Yungang Grottoes, eat lunch at a local restaurant, then experience the architectural wonder - Hanging Temple. This private tour is a cost-effective way to make the most of your time in China, with an knowledgable guide to help bring the ancient world to life.
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  • 12 to 20 hours
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$568.00
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$568.00
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4-Day Private tour: From Pingyao to Datong

4-Day Private tour: From Pingyao to Datong

Visit highlights of Shanxi including Pingyao and Datong with this 4 days private tour from Pingyao. You will be picked up at Pingyao hotel/train station and dropped off Datong hotel/Train station.
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  • 4 days
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$771.21
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$771.21
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2-Day Unlimited Datong and Pingyao Trip from Beijing by both Air and Bullet Train

2-Day Unlimited Datong and Pingyao Trip from Beijing by both Air and Bullet Train

Delve into Datong and Pingyao's rich history on this private 2-day tour from Beijing. Discover the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes and Pingyao Old Town. You will travel from Beijing - Datong by plane, Datong - Pingyao by private car, Pingyao - Beijing by bullet train. Experience the friendly services of the local tour guide who will accompany you throughout the attractions, and explore the landmarks at your own pace. The itinerary can be 100% customized based on your own interests. Tour includes English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, all entrance fee and lunch. Please book your own hotel in Datong and Pingyao.
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  • 2 days
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$808.54
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$808.54
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All Inclusive Taiyuan Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

All Inclusive Taiyuan Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

Join this private day tour from Taiyuan to explore two spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Datong: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. Yungang represent the successful fusion of Buddhist religious symbolic art from south and central Asian with Chinese cultural traditions. While the 1400 years Hanging Temple is an architectural wonder because it hangs on the cliff more than 50 meters above the ground. This private tour includes lunch, entrance fee, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. You can choose to end your tour in Datong or return Taiyuan.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$336.42
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$336.42
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