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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 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 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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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3-Day Private Tour of Pingyao and Datong including Ancient Town,Hanging Temple

3-Day Private Tour of Pingyao and Datong including Ancient Town,Hanging Temple

Join this comprehensive 3-day private tour to discover the city highlights of Pingyao and Datong. Alongside an expert guide, explore three spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Ancient City of Pingyao, Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. Besides, you will also visit the Nine Dragon Screen and Datong City Wall. Gain valuable insight into the rich history of the city. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunches, travel by private vehicle during the tour. You can choose to end your tour in Datong or return Pingyao. Please book your own hotel in Datong.
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  • 3 days
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$573.78
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$573.78
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Dunhuang Private Round Trip Transfer to Jiayuguan and Xuanbi Great Wall

Dunhuang Private Round Trip Transfer to Jiayuguan and Xuanbi Great Wall

Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Dunhuang city hotel to Jiayuguan Fortress and Xuanbi Great Wall. You will have the maximum freedom to enjoy the attraction at your own pace. Your driver will take you to the main entrance, assistant you for the entrance fee, and waiting for you at the parking lot, after your self-guided tour finished, your driver will transfer you back to your hotel or accommodation in Dunhuang, you also can choose to have an English speaking tour guide who will accompany you at the attraction when make booking.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Private Yungang Grottoes & Hengshan Hanging Temple Tour From Datong

Private Yungang Grottoes & Hengshan Hanging Temple Tour From Datong

Morning at 8:00am we will pick you up at your Datong hotel or Airport (could be based on your flight time). Our private tour guide and driver will lead you visit the most important sightseeings in Datong and give you more detailed information. You will have a wonderful Day in Datong!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.98
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$158.98
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All Inclusive Datong Private Tour to Hanging Temple and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

All Inclusive Datong Private Tour to Hanging Temple and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

Embark on this private guided tour from Datong to explore two spectacular sites: Hanging Temple and Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda. Follow your personal tour guide to admire the 1400 years Hanging Temple which is an architectural wonder because it hangs on the cliff more than 50 meters above the ground. Then discover the architectural gems-Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda which is the oldest and tallest wooden multi-storey building of the world. This private tour includes lunch, entrance fee, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. Tour can start from your Datong hotel's lobby or Datong railway station.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$233.85
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$233.85
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7-Day Private Tour to Pingyao,Datong and Beijing by Bullet Train

7-Day Private Tour to Pingyao,Datong and Beijing by Bullet Train

Visit highlights of China including the Pingyao,Datong and Beijing by Bullet Train with this 7 days private tour from Pingyao. You will be picked up from Pingyao hotel and dropped off at Beijing hotel.
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  • 7 days
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$1,676.10
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$1,676.10
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Private Datong Highlight tour

Private Datong Highlight tour

Have a Datong trip with us to explore Chinese further history! Travel easy with our private tour tailor made for you! See the 1400-year-old Hengshan Hanging Temple, built in the side of a cliff! Visit the Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.95
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$117.95
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Datong Highlights Sightseeing: Hanging Monastery and Wooden Pagoda

Datong Highlights Sightseeing: Hanging Monastery and Wooden Pagoda

Break through the language barrier and make travel as relaxing as it should be on this convenient private tour, with transfers and guiding direct from your door. Start at the spectacular monastery, the Hengshan Hanging Temple, perched precariously on the edge of a sheer cliff. After a restaurant lunch, continue to the 9-storey Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, built in 1056.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.59
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$243.59
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2-Day Private Tour to Datong City Highlights from Beijing by Bullet Train

2-Day Private Tour to Datong City Highlights from Beijing by Bullet Train

Join this comprehensive 2-day private tour to Datong from Beijing by bullet train. Alongside an expert guide, explore three spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple and Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda. Besides, you will also visit the Nine Dragon Screen and Datong City Wall. Gain valuable insight into the rich history of the city. This private tour including bullet train tickets, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunches, travel by private vehicle during the tour. You can choose to end your tour in Datong or return Beijing. Please book your own hotel in Datong.
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  • 2 days
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$448.00
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$448.00
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All-Inclusive Private Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple from Datong

All-Inclusive Private Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple from Datong

Take a private day tour to two top attractions in Datong: Yungang and Hengshan Hanging Temple. Tour guide, private vehicle, hotel pickup and drop-of, entrance fees and local lunch are all incusive
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Datong High Speed Train One Day Tour from Beijng

Datong High Speed Train One Day Tour from Beijng

As the second largest city in Shanxi Province, Datong is situated in the far north, near the border with Inner Mongolia, a 2 hour train ride or 5-hour drive from Beijing. In the year of 398, Datong was set up as the capital city of Northern Wei Dynasty (386 -557). In 493, Northern Wei Dynasty moved its capital city to Luoyang. The 97-year as a Northern Wei capital has left huge cultural heritage of that time to Datong. You may see the real Chinese life with World Heritage :) As Datong local citizen , warm welcome you to Datong !!! Tour Details : - We will book the Train tickets for you , you need go to Beijing Qinghe railway station to print them yourself . - You take taxi from your beijing hotel to Beijing Qinghe railway station . - Take the train to Datong . - Our tour guide will meet you at Datong High speed train station - Visit Hanging Temple - If you want that we can stop at local resturant to have a lunch - Yungang Grottoes . - Back to Datong High Speed train station
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.11
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$204.11

Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery from Datong

Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery from Datong

Datong is a renown historical city for both Yungang Grottos and Hanging Monastery in Shanxi Province in Northern China, this private day tour will offer you the opportunity to explore both sites with a local guide by private vehicle from Datong city.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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$229.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si) costs USD 41.03. Guided Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si) tours start around USD 41.03 per person.
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