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Top 10 Best Recommended Vietnam Tour Packages by Local Operator

Seeking an unforgettable holiday in Vietnam and finding a trusted local operator? Check out our 10 best Vietnam tour packages and get exclusive offers from BestPrice Travel

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Excellent - Simon B
Australia Australia
Vietnam Family Holiday with Teenager 12 days | 11/07/2024
Best time to Vietnam

Bestprice Travel and Janet helped us a lot during our trip to Vietnam. They continuously contacted to make sure everything were good, and when we had problems, they solved them right a way. Thanks, Janet and Bestprice. We would definitely book you again in the next trip

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Australia Australia
Vietnam Adventure with Biking, Trekking & Snorkeling 12 days | 11/07/2024
Best price & best experience

Bestprice travel and Giulia helped me a lot with my trip to
Vietnam and everything was well organized. Many thanks for an unforgettable experience and excellent work of Bestprice team and Giulia.

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Excellent - Mr. Alen B
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Odyssey 20 days | 09/07/2024
Trust BestPrice Travel – They Really Come Through!

I could go on and on with positive comments about our trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, all thanks to Hang (Moon) at BestPrice Travel.

Spending nearly a month in strange places could have been a recipe for disaster, but thanks to BestPrice, everything went off without a hitch. We wanted a small group… More

Train street, Hanoi
The Royal Palace, Phnom Pẹnh
Angkor Wat at Sunrise
Statue of Battambang
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Excellent - Ms.Ellie S
United States United States
Vietnam at A Glance 7 Days | 05/07/2024
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I had never used a travel agency before, but Janet at Bestprice Travel completely exceeded my expectations. She made booking our cruise and transportation a breeze and even assisted us in changing our return destination the day before without any additional charges. Janet was always quick to respond… More

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Very good - Ms. Amy P
Australia Australia
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh - A Budget Glimpse of North Vietnam 5 days | 04/07/2024
Couldn't recommend it more!!

From the beginning to the end, Janet from BestPrice Travel was really attentive and helpful. She did organize a great tour with efficient scheduling and many interesting activities. We had our a-day trip to Ninh Binh and a 3d2n cruise in Halong Bay. They were all incredible.

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Vietnam - an enchanting Southeast Asian gem, offers a mesmerizing blend of ancient traditions, bustling cities, breathtaking landscapes, and savory cuisine. Get ready to be amazed by this incredible destination!

Best time to visit

Due to its special shape, Vietnam is divided into 3 regions with different climates and has it owned most wonderful time to visit:

North

Spring (Feb – Apr): 15 - 25°C

Drizzling, humid, warm

Summer (May – Aug): 30 - 38°C

Steaming, heavy showers, rainy season

Fall (Sep – Nov): 24 - 30°C

Sunny, dry

Winter (Dec – Jan): 10 - 20°C

Cold, damp, dehydrated

South

Dry season (Nov - Apr): 23 - 38°C

Hot, Low humidity

Rainy season (May - Oct): 25 - 36°C

High humidity, heavy rain (afternoon)

Central

Dry season (Jan - Aug): 22 - 34°C

Dry, hot, sunny

Rainy season (Sep - Dec): 20 - 30°C

Humid, high precipitation, stormy season

 

Vietnam weather from North to South

Best time to visit Vietnam

For anyone who expects a North-to-South trip in Vietnam, from March to April and October to November is the best time. During this time, the whole country has amazingly nice weather which is very cool and has less rain, suitable for enjoying every activity here from sightseeing to adventure.

Top 5 Must-visit destinations

Owning 64 provinces and cities from North to South, different in geography, climate, culture, history, all places in Vietnam are worth visiting. Below are the 5 top highlighted for any tourist:

Hanoi - the 1000 year old capital

As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is one of the most ancient cities here, over 1000 years old. For visitors who are passionate about culture and history, Hanoi is the exact place with a huge number of temples & pagodas, relics, museums, and cultural shows.

  • The best area to stay: Hanoi Old Quarter (price from 20 USD/night)
  • Must-visit places: Hanoi Old Quarter, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature... (entrance fees from 2 USD/attract)
  • Must try Hanoi street food: Pho (Noodle Soup), Bun Cha, Crab paste vermicelli soup (Bun rieu cua) (Price from 2 USD/meal)
  • Travel duration: 2 - 3 days

One Pillar Pagoda - a must visit place in Hanoi, Vietnam

One Pillar Pagoda - a must visit place in Hanoi

 

Halong Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site

As a UNESCO Natural Heritage, the gorgeous beauty of Halong Bay can't be found anywhere else in the world - making it a place that people have to visit once in a lifetime. 

  • The best area to stay: Overnight on Cruise (price from USD 125/person/night)
  • Must-visit places: Sung Sot Cave, Cat Ba Island, Titop Island... (ticket included on overnight cruise)
  • Must try food: Pho (Noodle Soup), Bun Cha (Price from 2 USD/meal)
  • Travel Duration: 2 - 3 days

Halong Bay cruise - a must-try experience in Vietnam

Halong Bay cruise - a must-try experience in Vietnam

 

Hoi An - An ancient mixed-culture little town

For any tourist, who is fond of learning about mixing culture and architecture - Hoi An is a perfect place! Was a crowded harbor since the 16th century where businessmen from around the world (mostly from China, Japan, India, and Europe) came and traded until 300 years later.

  • The best area to stay: Old Town Center (price from USD 20/night)
  • Must-visit places: Japanese Bridge, My Son Sanctuary... 
  • Must try Hoi An street food: Banh Mi Hoi An, Chicken Rice... (price from 1 USD/meal)
  • Travel Duration: 3 - 5 days

Hoi An ancient town - a must-see place in Vietnam

Hoi An ancient town - a must-see place in Vietnam

 

Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam's unsleeping beauty

This is the most crowded and populated area in Vietnam. For anyone who seeks all-night excitement, the unsleeping city is the ideal destination. This city is a mix of traditional culture with fast-paced nightlife where you can visit relics, museums, and pagodas, and also get drunk at bars and pubs overnight.

  • The best area to stay: Dist.,1 or Dist., 3 (price from 30 USD/night)
  • Must-visit places: Ben Thanh Market, Central Post Office, Cu Chi Tunnel...
  • Must try Hanoi street food: Broken rice, Clear rice noodle soup (Hu Tieu) ... (price from 3 USD/meal)
  • Travel Duration: 2 - 3 days

 

Mekong Delta - Life of a floating land

Along the Mekong River, this delta is the most fertile place that provides the main amount of rice for export, grows many types of delightful tropical fruits, and has a unique local lifestyle where local life is stuck with rivers.

  • The best area to stay: Homestay in Ben Tre/ Can Tho, Riverside Ecolodge, Mekong Cruise
  • Must-visit places: Handicraft factory, Cai Rang Floating Market
  • Must try Hanoi street food: Fried Elephant-ear fish, Coconut Candy... (price from 3 - 5 USD/meal)
  • Trave Duration: 1 - 3 days

Mekong Delta - a perfect place to experience of floating life

Mekong Delta - a perfect place to experience of floating life

Top things to do

Taste Hanoi Street food

  • Price: from $2
  • Dishes: Bun Cha, Pho, Banh Mi, Bun Rieu, Banh Cuon

Good foods can be found everywhere at any time on streets in Hanoi at super cheap prices. Also, the choice for Hanoi street food is varied, guarantee that you can have different meals each day exploring this city.

Taste Hanoi Street food

 

Stay overnight with Halong Bay Cruise

  • Travel duration: 2 days 1 night /3 days 2 nights
  • Price from: $120/person/night

Halong Bay cruise is worth trying for every type of tourist as there are many routes to choose from whether for leisure or adventure purposes. Also, the price for this outstanding service is reasonable for a 2-day cruise including 4 meals and many other interesting activities.

Stay overnight with Halong Bay Cruise

 

Trek in North Vietnam

  • Tour duration: 3 - 8 days
  • Price: from $400

North Vietnam is famous for its special terrain with a complicated system of hills and mountains of different heights, creating many amazing trekking routes from easy to difficult with stunning views covering the mountainous area here.

Trek in North Vietnam

 

Check-in at Golden Bridge

  • Location: Ba Na Hills, Da Nang, Central Vietnam
  • Cable car ticket price: from $47 /pax

The Golden Bridge is the most trending attraction in Vietnam that has been requested by most tourists since its opening in 2018. People flock here to observe the beauty of the masterpiece awarded by many reputable worldwide architecture contests and have an Insta time inspired by movie scenery.

Check-in at Golden Bridge

 

Visit Cai Rang floating market

  • Tour price from: USD 220
  • Duration: 2 days

Floating markets in Mekong is a traditional culture that might disappear one day. Cai Rang, a floating market in Can Tho, is the biggest and most famous one that you can visit at present, as it is now still a place for trading among fruits and vegetable wholesalers.

Experience Mekong floating markets

Itinerary & Price

Depending on personal demands and available time for the holiday, travel duration in Vietnam can be separated into 3 most popular options :

7 Days: a quick trip to 1-2 regions, north/south/central or the combination for 2 of them.

10 - 12 Days: a brief for all 3 regions in Vietnam from north to south by domestic flights.

2 Weeks: for a trip to explore Vietnam inside out or have a combination of 2 countries (with Cambodia or Thailand).

3 Weeks: top-recommended options for tourists who seek triple-country tours.

Suggested itinerary:

Duration Itinerary Price from
7 Days Vietnam at a Glance US $623
10 Days
Vietnam Essential from South to North US $856
12 Days
Highlight of Vietnam US $868
2 Weeks
Best of Vietnam US $999
  Best of Vietnam and Cambodia US $1296
3 Weeks
Thailand - Cambodia - Vietnam Highlights US $2248

*This is a reference price based on standard class, you can visit the tour and see details in the price tab.

Visa

Visa Requirement

Vietnam exempt visas for citizens from 25 countries and territories including citizens from 9 countries in Southeast Asia and below:

Belarus Kyrgyzstan
Chile Norway
Denmark Panama
Finland Russia
France South Korea
Germany Spain
Italia Sweden
Japan United Kingdom

E-Visa

Tourists who are not citizens from countries in the “Vietnam Visa Exemption” list must apply for a visa to enter this country. There are 80 countries and territories that citizens can apply for E-Visa to Vietnam:

For applying E-Visa, please send the below documents to your travel consultant:

  • A photo of your passport
  • Your 4x6 passport photo
  • Cost: 40 USD/person (including service fees)
  • Processing time: 3 - 5 working days

Note: If your citizenship is not on the above list, and also not in the Visa Exemption list below, please contact the Vietnam Embassy /Consulate in your country for detailed directions on applying for a Vietnam Visa.

Do & Don’t

Here are some do's and don'ts travelers coming to Vietnam should keep in mind:

DOs

  • Dress properly when visiting temples, pagodas, and tombs (shirts with sleeves and knee-length pants/dresses/skirts)
  • Take your shoes off when visiting temples, pagodas, or someone’s home
  • Be respectful to local customs and culture
  • Bargain politely when going shopping in the local markets and street vendors
  • Be brave and decisive when crossing the street

DON’Ts

  • Talk loudly or raise your voice in public, it’s considered to be impolite or aggressive
  • Disrespect to national flags and money; according to the law, it’s crime
  • Stand chopsticks in the middle of rice bowl; locals believe that action is like dedicating your rice to the deaths
  • Use any service without asking and negotiating for the price
  • Drink tap water, it’s only for hand washing and doesn’t save enough for drinking
Currency

Exchange rate 

For reference only, the rate changes every day, please check the daily exchange rate with your travel consultant or bank.

Currency Exchange Rate
US Dollar - USD 24,430 VND
Australian Dollar - AUD 16,000 VND
Euro - EUR 27,000 VND
Pound Sterling - GBP 30,000 VND
Canadian Dollar - CAD 17,500 VND
Singapore Dollar - SGD 18,000 VND
Indian Rupee - INR 300 VND

 

Denominations of money

Denominations of money

 

Places to exchange money

Banks: Being considered a reliable and secure choice. Bank branches are easy to find in major cities and remember to bring your passport.

Airports: Exchange counters at the airports may not offer a good rate as gold shops.

Hotels: It's advisable to inquire about the rates and any applicable fees as the exchange rates may not be as favorable as those at banks.

Gold shops: You can find good exchange rates here, however, you should ensure that the shop you choose is reputable and trustworthy before conducting any transactions.

Travel Tips

What should you pack?

  • Clothes & Accessories: waterproof jacket, sports shoes (better if waterproof), hat, small umbrella
  • Cosmetics & cosmeceuticals: sunscreen, personal insect repellent spray
  • Medicines: bring along your ones, especially if there’s any requested prescription sale
  • Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, and any receipt/booking code of book-in-advance services with a photocopy of each above document.

Plugs & Voltages

The standard voltage in Vietnam is 220V at 50 Hz, and Type A, C, and F are the 3 most common plug types used in the country.

Travel Insurance

The insurance cost may range from US $20 - 50 per pax for a trip from 10 - 15 days.

Internet Access

  • Mobile Data: Major mobile network operators you can opt for are Viettel, Vinaphone, and Mobifone, price of US $8/sim
  • WiFi: Available in most hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops.

Money Tips

  • Change the money before your trip or at the bank for the best exchange rate.
  • Though ATMs are only available widely in big cities and you can be charged 3-5% for using your cash internationally, just bring along as much cash as you need for particular outings.
  • Don't store all your cash in a wallet. Separate your cash and keep it in your money belt /zipped pockets of your clothes, don’t leave any in the hotel room.

FAQs

Though each region has its different climate (the North, Central, and South), you still have an incredible trip at the best time, depending on your need.

However, if weather is the most important factor to you, opt for March - April & September - October as this time is suitable for traveling around the entire country because of the nice weather and low cancellation chance of bad weather.

It’s still ok for anyone who cannot visit Vietnam during these months:

  • May - August: Best for beach vacations, when you can have a good dose of Vitamin Sea through various thrilling aquatic activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, etc.
  • November - December: Ideal for an adventurous trekking tour in North Vietnam to see endless terraced paddy fields covered in snow and enjoy the cool atmosphere of mountainous areas

For more information, check out our ultimate guide about Best Time to Visit Vietnam

The travel price will depend on your budget, demand, and preference. Overall, the expense you have to spend per day is around US $60 - 250 /person /day

Take a look at our quick summary of Vietnam trip’s cost per day (not including flights) based on how much money you are willing to spend per person:

  • For budget travelers: US $70 - 90 (Standard Class - 2* to 3* Hotels)
  • For mid-budgets: US $100 - 130 (First Class - 4* Hotels)
  • For luxury travelers: US $150 - 200 (Deluxe Class - 5* Hotel)

See our Bestseller Tours in 2024 below:

Vietnam Tour Packages Price Per Pax From
Best of Vietnam 15 days US $999
Highlights of Vietnam 12 Days US $868
Best of Northern Vietnam 6 days US $399
Vietnam Essential 10 days US $798

You may arrange a tour based on the amount of time you have. A perfect tour can range from 6 to 21 days. Here are our detailed suggestions:

  • 4 - 6 Days: If you want to arrange a quick trip to one region, such as the northern, southern, or central regions.
  • 7 - 10 Days: If you plan to visit two to three regions using domestic planes.
  • 11 - 15 Days: If you are willing to see all the highlights and relax on the most stunning beaches.
  • Over 15 Days: For individuals who wish to see Vietnam more thoroughly and spend more time in each location.

Consider your time and need, then get in touch with BestPrice to customize your own trip.

Overall, travelers need a visa to enter the country. Up to 2024, citizens from 25 countries can enter Vietnam without visa (at least 14 days, depending on each nation). Tourists who are not on the visa exemption list can be supported with

  • Visa On Arrival (VOA): US $20 - 40 /person
  • e-Visa: US $40 /person. Please be noted that not all countries are granted Vietnam eVisa, click here to see the detailed list

Normally, the processing time will be 3 to 5 days, and the cost can be different in some special circumstances.

Vietnam Visa Exemption 2024 List:

Asia Countries Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Myanmar, Japan, South Korea,
European countries Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Others Chile, Panama, Russia

NOTE: 3 blank passport pages are required before arrival.

You can contact us for applying eVisa with simple procedures and time-saving.

Generally, Vietnam is considered an ideal destination for tourists, especially solo travelers, since countless international visitors find that it is very safe. There are many factors that make this country become one of the most recommended places to visit in Asia:

  • Political Stability: As a single-party socialist republic country, Vietnam has only one party system led by the Communist Party, so the political situation is quite stable.
  • Low Crime Rate: Compared to many Western countries, the crime rate here is very low, and violent crimes toward foreigners are extremely rare. Moreover, the government has many strict measures to maintain safety all over the country, which prevents Vietnam from any terrorism.
  • Nice Locals: The final reason making Vietnam the recommended place to visit is that Vietnamese people are kind and hospitable. Local people here are always willing to support and give directions to foreigners if they need any help.

Covid-19 Pandemic: Currently, travelers can feel comfortable while our country has stopped all Covid-19 requirements for overseas visitors as of May 15, 2022. As a result, admission into Vietnam is currently the same as it was before the epidemic.

Yes, you should. Though Travel Insurance is not always mandatory for international travel, buying it is still a wise decision since the insurance will prevent you from unpredictable financial losses.

Medical emergencies, flight cancellations, money losses, etc., can happen at any time during your future trip - and when they occur, the insurance will work and take care of your expenses. Hence, Travel Insurance is very important for your trip.

It’s highly recommended to buy Travel Insurance in your country before the journey. If you need help buying insurance, contact our sales consultants for support.

Take a look at our specific price table (price per person), worldwide available (ASEAN, ASIA, and the rest of the World):

Period Of Trip Plan A Plan B Plan C
1 - 5 days

650.000 VND

(~ US $28)

304.000 VND

(~ US $13)

264.000 VND

(~ US $11)

6 - 8 days

904.000 VND

(~ US $38)

420.000 VND

(~ US $18)

340.000 VND

(~ US $14)

9 - 11 days

1.040.000 VND

(~ US $44)

488.000 VND

(~ US $21)

408.000 VND

(~ US $17)

12 - 15 days

1.140.000 VND

(~ US $49)

532.000 VND

(~ US $23)

452.000 VND

(~ US $19)

16 - 24 days

1.300.000 VND

(~ US $55)

602.000 VND

(~ US $26)

502.000 VND

(~ US $21)

Coverage of Each Plan (Per person)
Plan A

Medical Expenses: 2.000.000.000 VND (~ US $85146)

Personal Accident: 5.000.000.000 VND (~ US $212866)

Incidental cover

Plan B

Medical Expenses: 1.500.000.000 VND (~ US $63860)

Personal Accident: 400.000.000 VND (~ US $17029)

Incidental cover

Plan C

Medical Expenses: 1.000.000.000 VND (~ US $42573)

Personal Accident: 400.000.000 VND (~ US $17029)

Incidental cover

Note: The price table above is provided by BestPrice Travel

Generally, when traveling to Vietnam, you have to notice two important things about the electricity in this country - plugs and voltage:

  • The common electricity voltage here is 220 Volt at 50 Hz

The thing you should do first is checking your device’s details - if there is a line like “100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz”, that means your device can fit different voltage levels from 100 to 240 Volt, from 50 to 60 Hz.

Otherwise, you will need a converter to change the initial voltage to match the device specifications. You can buy it at any electric store in Vietnam with a price of US $4 - 8.

  • 3 sorts of plugs can be used in Vietnam: Type A, Type C, and Type F

Most electrical outlets in Vietnam have 2 holes, which is only suitable for two-pin plugs, including Type A (two flat vertical pins), Type C & Type F (two round pins). Three-pin plugs will require an adapter to be usable.

Like the converter, an adapter can also be found at electric stores with a price of US $1 - 4.

Small note: You can ask the receptionists to borrow one at your hotels as an alternative option.

Currently, Vietnam is positioned 39th on the global fixed internet ranking while standing 52nd in mobile internet speed. Thus, accessing internet in this country is as easy as pie. Excluding some specific places such as secluded mountainous areas, free WiFi can be found in airports, coffee shops, restaurants, and hotels.

However, the free WiFi may not be fast and stable, you should purchase a 3G/ 4G SIM card to access Internet at any time of day. A Vietnamese SIM is not too expensive, about USD $10, and you can find them at airports, phone stores, or mobile network providers’ stores:

SIM Card Providers Price Per 4G SIM
Viettel From US $10 - 27
Vinafone From US $9 - 21
Mobifone From US $6 - 13

Tipping is not compulsory since it’s not part of Vietnam culture, you do not have to tip everywhere when traveling in the country. You can choose to tip as a thank you to the staff providing you with good services, they will be happy and highly appreciate that.

If you are wondering how much is suitable for tipping, check out our suggestions below:

Tour guide

Private Tours: US $7 - 10

Group Tours: US $3 - 5

Taxi driver US $3 - 5
Bellman US $2 - 4
Housekeeper About US $2
Restaurant Waiter/Waitress US $1 - 3
Spa Staff US $5 - 8

Travelers from small-group tours rarely go together from the beginning until the end. They usually meet each other halfway because they can partly customize the journey, leading to great participation and wonderful experiences when meeting new friends.

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Questions & Answers (281)

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21/06/2024

Hi Would like to do 2 weeks of hiking best locations

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22/06/2024
@Damian harris:

Best hiking location in Vietnam is north-east & north west (mountainous area), please lets us know more detail about your plan so our travel consultant can advise you detail.

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18/06/2024

I travel by myself, is there a single supplement?

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18/06/2024
@Jillian MacKay:

Yes you need to pay for that, please share more detail about your travel plan.

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12/06/2024

Do you provide or help with air travel from USA

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12/06/2024
@Wayne Ross:

Yes we can help you looking flight from USA, please share for us travel peridot and places where will you flight from US.

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23/05/2024

Good morning My husband and me would like visit Vietnam on August. We do not know much about Vietnam. Could you recommend some itineraries for us?

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24/05/2024
@Raphael:

Hi! For first-timers, we suggest you should try our most popular classic tours such as:

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17/05/2024

We are looking to visit Vietnam this year between Oct - Nov 2024. We would love the opportunity to travel to main destinations of Vietnam - Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hoian, Mekong Delta. We are active travelers so would love to try some water sports in Phu Quoc. Can u give me some information? tks

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18/05/2024
@Julian:

Hi! Here's the best itinerary for your request: Vietnam Flavors Experience & Beach Relax 11 days - including Hanoi - Halong - Hoi An - Phu Quoc, we can customize to add Mekong Delta into the itinerary for you too.

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