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  • Now while you are in Hanoi you can never miss a chance to explore Hanoi’s nightlife which is truly amazing. While you are staying in Hanoi you would love to explore the nightlife with lots of options. If you want to go clubbing then there are a lot of option like the Minh's Jazz Club, Dragon fly bar lounge, legend beer etc. Dance to the beat of the music as you hit the dance floor of the night clubs.

    If you are not going out for clubbing then you can just stroll on the streets while enjoying the lightings of the whole places. Roam in the busy streets and interact with the people and learn about their cultures. The interesting thing about this places is that the whole city glows up in the night in different colours.

    Here we bring you the list of Hanoi Nightlife which will help you through your vacation:

  • 01Water Puppet Theatre

    Water Puppet Theatre
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    For tourists who want to experience some great performing arts in the city of Hanoi, this is the best place where all kind of performances happen. The theatre is quite famous for its theatrical water puppetry show with accompanying music that sounds lovely. It is also sort of spiritual in nature as the event is according to their culture.

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    Highlights: It is an ideal cultural place for all kinds of visitors no matter which country or ethnicity they belong to. The water puppet show is the unique speciality of the place which you will find nowhere else. It is a popular tourist attraction and if you are ever in Hanoi, you must make it a point to visit the Water puppet theater.

    Best time to visit: You must check out the show timings on their website in order to know when to visit.
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  • 02bia hoi junction

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    Bia Hoi Junction is a wonderful place in Hanoi where you can sit on the street and enjoy your chilled beer. This junction is a good destination in order to enjoy the nightlife in the city. The crowd in the vicinity is very friendly which will keep you excited. You can visit Bia Hoi Junction with your friends and loved one in order to absorb the attractive nightlife of Hanoi. There are a number of eateries in the area which can also be accessed for savoring delicious food. There are smooth furniture sections offered at Bia Hoi Junction which are quite comfortable to sit and enjoy your beer. You need to carry city map in order to locate this place.

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    Location: Hàng Bu?m, Hoàn Ki?m, Hà N?i, Vietnam

    Highlights: An amazing outdoor sitting space for the visitors to cherish the night in Hanoi.
    Best time to visit: May- September is the perfect time to visit this place.
  • 03Minh's Jazz Club

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    Minh’s Jazz Club is a perfect place to spend your night time in Hanoi. This club offers a sorted ambience that is admired by the local crowd. Minh’s Jazz Club is known for its music which will keep you pepped up for the whole night. You can hit this place with your friends and loved one to enjoy a lovely time. Minh’s Jazz Club is a small club but the drinks menu is very vibrant. If you are visiting this place on the weekends, then make sure you book a table in advance.

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    Location: #1, Trang Tien Street | Behind the Hanoi Opera House / Along the Side Exit of the Hilton Hotel Next to the Vietnam Drama Theater, Hanoi 1000000, Vietnam

    Highlights: The liquor collection at this club is very classy.

    Best time to visit: Visit this place after the sun sets in order to enjoy the ambience.
  • 04Funky Buddha Club

    Funky Buddha Bar is a modern day bar that is filled with a classy crowd. Out of all the nightclubs in Hanoi, this bar has a different ambiance. You will enjoy the music at Funky Buddha Bar which is managed by some of the talented DJs in the city. The place is spacious and can accommodate a large crowd on weekends. Funky Buddha Bar is well known for its customer service that is very active. This bar is located in the old city but is admired by the local as well as tourist crowd. The drinks offered at Funky Buddha Bar are very unique. The interior matches with the furniture of this place that offers a charged up view.

    Location: 2 Ta Hien | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Highlights: The lights at Funky Buddha Bar switch according to the pace of the music that is quite trippy.

    Best time to visit: Prefer weekends as the crowd is all funky.
  • 05Hanoi Press Club

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    Hanoi Press Club is a good destination for the local crowd to enjoy a lovely meal along with classic alcoholic drinks. You will feel relaxed at Hanoi Press Club which has a lovely interior. The best thing about this destination is that, the whole ambience is calm and soothing that is perfect for the middle-aged crowd to spend their evenings. Hanoi Press Club is located in Hoan Kiem District which makes it easily accessible. This place is perfect for business lunches and dinners. The steak menu offered at Hanoi Press Club must be tried if you are visiting this place. Outdoor seating can be accessed at this restaurant/bar which is very special for spending quality time with your loved one.


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    Location: 59A Ly Thai To | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Highlights: This place is managed by a wonderful staff which is a huge advantage for the customers.

    Cost: INR 673-3364
  • 06Vietnam Central Circus

    Vietnam Central Circus is a must visit destination if you are in Hanoi. This destination is perfect to enjoy a lovely show that includes a number of entertaining acts. You will fall in love with the ambience that is set at Vietnam Central Circus. There is a lot of crowd that comes to watch the performers. There are a number of activities that take place in Hanoi and Vietnam Central Circus is the top listed source of entertainment. You can visit this place with your friend, family or loved one. There are different packages available to visit Vietnam Central Circus. The performing area is very huge that can accommodate a large crowd.

    Location: 67 Tr?n Nhân Tông, Nguy?n Du, Hai Bà Tr?ng, Hà N?i, Vietnam

    Highlights: The fire acrobats performing at Vietnam Central Circus are quite talented and attract a large crowd.

    Best time to visit: Do prefer the evening show.
  • 07Hanoi Opera House

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    Hanoi Opera House is a popular Opera house in the city with a capacity of around 600 people which is always filled. Many famous opera singers are known to perform here and it is the official place for the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet. It has been in existence since more than 100 years know and is regarded as one of the historical places in the city.

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    Location: 1 Trang Tien St, Hanoi, Vietnam. The location is in close proximity with some famous hotels and tourist places which you would like to visit.

    Highlights: The place is considered one of the best architectural landmarks of the city. Much often, the opera house is filled with tourists from all over the world.

    History: The opera house was made by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911. Previously it was built mainly for the French audience and only selected artists performed there but now many type of artists participate here.
  • 08Legend Beer

    Legends Beer is a classic bar that is known for its subtle ambience. Unlike the modern pubs & nightclubs, this bar has an authentic feel to it. Legends Beer has a vibrant drinks menu that will surely impress you. You can access a number of international wine brands along with amazing brands of liquor. The balcony section offers a lovely view of the surrounding area. Legends Beer is located at a perfect destination overlooking the lake. This place is very crowded on the weekends, so make sure you manage your visiting time accordingly. If you are planning to spend a relaxed time with your friends and family, then do prefer Legends Beer. The staff working at this bar is very friendly.

    Location: 01 - 03 - 05 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Highlights: The full bar area of Legends Beer is well furnished that makes it look appealing.

    Cost: INR 1009-2018
  • 09Dragonfly Bar Lounge

    Dragonfly Bar Lounge is a decent pub that can be chosen for spending a quality night in Hanoi surrounded by drinks and music. The outside seating of Dragonfly Bar Lounge is mostly preferred by the visitors as it offers a lovely view of the old French colonial building. The ambience is very comforting which is perfect for business meetings or causal meet up with friends. The tourist crowd admires Dragonfly Bar Lounge for its amazing cocktail menu. The music offered at this bar is good but too loud at times. The weekends are quite messy as there is a large crowd especially during the night time. You can check the reservation beforehand in order to avoid this chaos. Dragonfly Bar Lounge is slightly expensive as it attracts majorly the posh individuals of Hanoi.

    Location: 15 Hang Buom, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam

    Highlights: The drinks at Dragonfly Bar Lounge are unique and refreshing.

    Cost: INR 4171
  • 10Sunset Bar at InterContinental Hotel

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    Sunset Bar at InterContinental Hotel is an excellent place to spend your evenings in Hanoi. This is a modern day restaurant/bar that is rich in its architecture and setup. You will admire the whole area that is well lit and has a classic range of furniture items. There is a good feeling about this place that will keep you stuck. Sunset Bar at InterContinental Hotel is perfect for a romantic date in Hanoi. The food along with the drinks menu is very vibrant. The seating space is managed outside that makes this bar more attractive. You can spot a lovely crowd at Sunset Bar at InterContinental Hotel that wishes to savor a lavish meal under the night sky.

    Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Highlights: The seating area of Sunset Bar is very attractive and will surely mesmerize your senses.

    Cost: INR 3400-5400
  • 11King Pirates Pub

    King Pirates Pub is a decent place to spend the night or have a great evening with a bunch of friends. Most people visit the pub not for its awesome food or drinks but for the staff that makes them feel so welcoming that they love to return back several times.

     One of the coolest things that you will see here is that the hotel staff here are wearing pirate outfits which totally match with the theme of the restaurant. The ambience is pretty chilled out just as you would expect from a pub and the food is delicious too.

    Location: 24A Hàng Gi?y, Hàng Bu?m, Hoàn Ki?m, Hà N?i, Vietnam

    Timings: The pub is open from 11 in the morning to 1 in the night. On Sundays, it stays open till 12 midnight.

    Price: The Price is cheap and the pub offers happy hours too which you can benefit from.
  • 12Mao's Red lounge

    Mao's Red lounge is a nice place to chill with decent music in the background. There are some antiques you can spot here and there and click pictures with. This is termed as an iconic bar in the city and is usually packed with people who visit here often.

    Although the place looks small, it has many people's memories attached here. The place serves extra ordinary drinks at the best possible price and the ambience seems just perfect to spend a nice evening here. It has received a good rating from people who have already visited the bar before and they have praised the lounge bar for the options available here for drinks.

    Location: Hàng Bu?m, Hoàn Ki?m, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Timings: It is open from 9 in the morning to 12 in the midnight. However, it stays closed on Sundays.

    Price: Liquour here is cheaper than rest of the nearby bars.
  • 13O'Learys Vietnam - Ba Trieu

    If you want to try out some other cuisines than Vietnamese, this is the best place to be at. Although Vietnamese is very delicious, there are times when you want to explore other cuisines, for that purpose you can visit the O'Learys Vietnam – Ba Trieu. Most people like the fast food available here but you can try something different too.

    Besides its sports bar, the place is not too noisy and offers a calm ambience. The bar is quite famous for its classic quesadillas and beer. The staff here is very customer friendly and they will treat you just like you deserve to be treated.

    Location: 38 Ba Trieu, Hanoi City, HANOI CITY 100000, Vietnam

    Timings: It is open all days of the week from 7 in the morning to 11:30 in the night.

    Price: Price is a little high but depends on the type of food and drinks you order.
  • 14The Doors Cafe

    The Doors café is a place where you get to eat delicious food and drink sumptuous drinks but all the limelight is taken away by the lively music playing here. If you are a fan of such setups, there is no other place to have your lunch or dinner than The Doors café. They have different kinds of bands arranged for every occasion and it is a delight to listen to them.

    The café is small in size but that adds up to the overall aura and ambience it has. The reason why it attracts so many people here is because of the live music played here. You will witness good old rock bands playing classic evergreen songs while you enjoy your food.
    Location: 11 Hàng Ch?nh, Hàng Bu?m, Hoàn Ki?m, Hà N?i, Vietnam
    Timings: The Café stays open from 8 in the morning to 11 in the night.

    Price: No entry fees, Price is relative to the food you order.
  • 15Hanoi Rock City

    Hanoi Rock City was the first venue for live music in the city. If you want to experience authentic independent live music, there is no other place you would rather be. You will find all kinds of local and international events being held here which adds up to the overall appeal of the place.

     The Hanoi Rock City is dedicated to finding and nurturing new local talent by giving them an opportunity to play here. Moreover, even locals can witness international artists here which people just love. There are many touring artists who come here to play and experiment with their new tunes.

    Location: 27 Ngõ 52 Tô Ng?c Vân, Qu?ng An, Tây H?, Qu?ng An Tây H? Hà N?i, Vietnam

    Timings: The bar is open from 5 in the morning to 11;30 in the night.

    Price: There is a small entry fees here but it is donated towards social work.



Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved here so people visit to see that. There are many type of restrictions by the authority here such as you need to follow the dress code, be silent and walk in straight lines. Hands must be in pocket and arms should not be crossed. Apart from that no smoking, drinking or eating.

 Location: Hùng V??ng, ?i?n Biên, Ba ?ình, Hà N?i, Vietnam.

 Highlights: The place is protected by Militiary honour guards and is a high security place. The architecture is nicely done and a lot of people visit here to pay their respects to Ho Chi Minh.

 Best time to visit: One of the best things about the mausoleum is that it stays open for 24 hours so you can visit it any time you want. Only you need to keep in mind that it stays closed on Monday and Friday so make sure to not visit it then.

Lake of the Restored Sword

The English translation of the lake name means "Lake of the Returning Sword". It has a huge historical context and is one of the oldest places in the city. One can also easily spot some soft shell turtles which swim in the lake and has been seen since years, they make a beautiful sight. The lake was also known as Luc Thuy which means Green water in English. This was the former name given to the lake because it has green water.

Location: It is located in Hanoi, which is the capital city of Vietnam and has many other tourists attractions nearby as well.

Highlights: Lake of the restored Sword is one of the most scenic spots of the city and is a major tourist attraction which is visited by hundreds of people daily.

Best time to visit: During dusk and night, the lake looks stunning as it lights up and people mostly take this as an opportunity for photographs.

Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural

The Hanoi ceramic mosaic mural is a mural on the wall of the dyke system of the city of Hanoi in Vietnam. The content of the mosaic contains decorative patterns of different periods in history of Vietnam. It is a great place for all those who want to know about the culture of Vietnam.

Location: It is located in the city of Hanoi and attracts a lot of tourists and visitors.

Highlight: It has a length of about 4 km which is quite long. The place is nicely decorated and looks beautiful, this is the reason why a lot of people visit here and it is also a nice attraction for the locals here.

History: It was developed as part of the millennial anniversary of Hanoi and was considered among the major projects that were developed during that time. It was the result of a Hanoi architecture contest where an architect won a prize for transforming the dyke system of Hanoi to a ceramic mosaic.

Thap Rua Tower

The Thap Rua Tower is also famously known as the Tortoise tower. It is a small tower in the middle of Sword Lake in the city of Hanoi. Although people can't actually go to the tower, they can have a look at it from a distance.


Location: Tháp Rùa, Hàng Tr?ng, Hoàn Ki?m, Hà N?i, Vietnam.

Highlights: Since it is located in a little island, the beauty of the tower is enhanced as it is surrounded by a nice lake. This makes a good spot for photography and tourists often visit here as it has a lot of historical context.

History: The tower exists in a place which was a former fishing site under the famous king Le Thanh Tong. It was made during the time when French had conquered the city of Hanoi and most of the people in the city fled away due to fear of death.

Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang Ceramic Village is a wonderful place where you can buy a number of handicraft and pottery goods. There are a number of gift & specialty shops available in this village that is famous for offering tea sets. The quality of the goods offered at Bat Trang Ceramic Village is amazing. This place is active in Hanoi since many years and is preferred by tourists as well. The big market area in Bat Trang Ceramic Village can be visited in order to savor some wonderful delicacies. There are tour packages that can be accessed so as to explore Bat Trang Ceramic Village at ease. You can plan a trip with your friends or family so as to enjoy this excellent market.

Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi,Vietnam

Highlights: Bat Trang Ceramic Village has a lovely ambience as the scenic beauty is quite mesmerizing.

Best time to visit: Autumn season is the perfect time to visit this place.


54 Traditions

54 Traditions is a wonderful outlet that is famous for its textile goods. The items available at 54 Traditions are worth a buy. You will experience a good cultural feed at this outlet which is quite inspiring. The amazing collection of fabric and textile materials at 54 Traditions is famous in the city of Hanoi. The local crowd admires this destination which is also a museum. You will require a patient time to explore the beauty of 54 Traditions. You will need to hire a guide in order to learn about the various products availabl at 54 Traditions. This destination is perfect for family outings if you are in Hanoi. Prefer public transport to reach this place as parking might be an issue.

Location: 30 Hang Bun, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi,Vietnam

Highlights: Do check out the cloth textiles that are prepared by Vietnamese artists.

Best time to visit: The evening time is perfect to pay a visit.

Hoa Fashion

Hoa Fashion is one of the most renowned fashion stores in Hanoi. You can access a large variety of tailored goods at this outlet. Hoa Fashion will surely impress you with its fine collection of men & women clothing. The fabric along with the tailoring methods at Hoa Fashion is very impressive. If you are searching for quality clothing & accessories then do prefer this store that is located in Tay Ho. Hoa Fashion has grown over the years and is visited by a large crowd in the city. The best part about this store is that, there is a good blend of formal as well as casual clothing at Hoa Fashion. The prices are decent and can be accessed by a major customer population.

Location: No.1 Xuan Dieu | Tay Ho, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam

Highlights: Hoa Fashion is a well managed shop with a supportive staff.

Best time to visit: Prefer the evening time before 6 PM.

Bambou Silk

Bambou Silk is a good shopping complex in Hanoi that offers a good collection of tailored clothes. You will surely admire the number of shops available in this area that offer quality items. This market is known for its suit pieces that are very classy. People from different parts of the city prefer Bambou Silk because of the fabric that is available here. You cannot park your car in this vicinity so prefer public transport for travelling. There is a good blend of casual as well as formal clothing in Bambou Silk. Tourists are also spotted at this market since the prices are too attractive. Do not miss a chance to visit Bambou Silk due to its clothing greatness.

Location: 6 Nha Chung Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

Highlights: Formal clothing accessories such as tie, belt, jackets etc are famous in this market.

Best time to visit: Prefer weekdays to visit this place.

Quan Su Temple

If you love to visit the temple and explore the amazing architecture then this temple is a must visit for you in Vietnam. Quan Su Temple was inherent the fifteenth century under the Lê Dynasty. Around then there was no Buddhist sanctuary here however a few bungalows utilized as a position of worship.

Highlights: Nowadays the temple is a religious Buddhist pagoda furthermore houses the central command of Vietnam's Buddhism Association. While the front castle houses the icon of the admired Buddha, the back passage is committed to Master Minh Khong of the Lý Dynasty. The temple stands magnificent in customary yellow hues furthermore has an orange tree in its complex.

Location: Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Price: The entry is free of cost.

Temple of Literature

We all know about the famous philosopher Confucius and this temple is dedicated to him. There are various temples dedicated to Confucius in Vietnam but this is one of the best temples which also hosts the Imperial academy. The temple has been renovated many times since its inception in order to keep it maintainable.

Location: V?n Mi?u, ??ng ?a, Hà N?i, Vietnam. The location is easy to access and you can get many transportation facilities around the temple to take you across different destinations.

History: The construction of this beautiful temple was started almost a millennium ago in the year 1070.

Highlights: The temple is also printed on the back side of official bank note of Vietnam. The layout of the temple is quite similar to the birthplace of Confucius which is a tribute.

Best time to visit: Temple of literature is open 24 hours so you can visit it whenever you desire.

Chua Tran Quoc

The pagoda here is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi so for tourists, it is a must visit spot. On the grounds here, there is a Bodhi tree under which Buddha sat and seeked enlightenment which has become a tourist place.

Location: The temple is located at the southeastern shore of West Lake, which is a tourist spot too.

Highlights: You will find a lot of Buddhist symbolism and philosophy in the temple. For those looking to gain some wisdom out of the Buddhist culture, this is a great place for them.

History: The pagoda was made in the 6th century and notably the oldest one in the city of Hanoi. The temple now exists for around 1500 years now which also makes it a historical place in the city.

Best time to visit: Worshippers can visit here and pray anytime they want, there is no time restrictions and it is open all the days of a week.


Metiseko is a lovely shop in Hanoi that is famous for its silk products. You can access a number of authentic items from Metiseko that are quite fascinating. There are very less centers in Hanoi that offer such a wide range of cultural dresses. Elegant designs are very common at Metiseko. Home décor items are easily available in this shop. People from different parts of the city visit this destination so as to access quality goods. The weekends are very much crowded so plan your visit accordingly. The staff working at Metiseko is very friendly that is always ready to help you. You can reach Metiseko easily by following the city map. Bargaining is not active at this shop.

Location: 03 Chau Thuong Van, 86 Nguyen Thai Hoc, 142 Tran Phu, Hoi An 00000, Vietnam

Highlights: Best place to buy silk products and designer clothing.

Best place to visit: The weekdays are best to pay a visit at Metiseko.

Zeds Threads

Zeds Threads is an amazing shopping destination that is famous for offering clothing goods. This outlet is managed in a wonderful way so as to please the customers. Men’s shirts are available at Zeds Threads that are made out of classic fabric. Tailored clothes are famous at Zeds Threads. You can access clothing for all seasons at this shop. The best part about Zeds Threads is that, the items are available under a decent price. The tourist population is very active at this destination which makes it so popular. The trousers and pants offered at Zeds Threads can be altered as per your requirement. There are very less shops in Hanoi that offer such a good range of clothing.

Location: 36 To Ngoc Van | Tay Ho, Hanoi 10000,Vietnam

Highlights: Check out the formal shirt wear section that is very vibrant.

Best time to visit: The weekends are perfect to visit Zeds Threads.

Tan My Design

Tan My Design will suit perfect for shoppers who are in search for quality accessories. Tan My Design is famous for offering excellent merchandise that is available in a number of designs. The embroidery goods offered at this store are available at competitive rates. Tan My Design is a multi-utility store that offers a fine range of jewelry and styling goods. The artists have utilized their skill to offer some superb designs for clothing which should be explored if you are at Tan My Design. This outlet is located on Hang Gai Street that is easily accessible via public transport. If you are in Hanoi, then do pay a visit to this lovely store.

Location: 61 Hang Gai, Hanoi, Vietnam

Highlights: Women jewelry pieces offered at Tan My Design are very attractive in terms of appearance and crafting.

Best time to visit: The evening time is perfect for a visit.

Museum of Vietnamese History

For the history buff this is another place which is a must visit for you in Vietnam. Set in the Botanic Gardens in the focal point of the city, the History Museum is justified regardless of a visit for its area and engineering as much as its accumulation.

Highlights: Built in 1929 in style that breakers Asiatic and French impacts, the building and the encompassing greenery enclosures give a very remarkable escape from the clamor of the city. Appreciate a stroll in the patio nurseries - however keep away from the zoo on the off chance that you have every living creature's common sense entitlement sensitivities.

Location: Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietname

Price: The entry is free of cost.

West Lake

West lake is a fresh water lake located right in the center of Hanoi. This is the largest lake of the city and one of the most popular places for recreation activities as there are many kind of gardens, hotels and villas around the lake.

Location: The lake is in the center of city Hanoi and you can easily get around different places through here.

Highlights: You will be surprised to know that the shore length of this lake is around 17 KM. People like to chill out here on their vacation as the spot also has many entertainment facilities that keeps the tourists engaged.

History: The lake was created by taking a curved part of the Red river. There are many kinds of historical contexts that this lake carries and it was also said that the lake was shaped after a battle between some warriors many centuries ago.

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