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National Museum of Cambodia Tours

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National Museum of Cambodia
Home to one of the largest collections of Khmer art in the world, the National Museum of Cambodia focuses on the country’s ancient history and distinctive architecture. Galleries are categorized by material—stone, metal, wood, and ceramics—and feature artifacts that date back as far as the Neolithic period.   
 
The Basics
To understand Cambodia’s history, a visit to the National Museum is essential. Travelers can combine a visit to the museum with other Phnom Penh sights, such as the Independence Monument and the Royal Palace on a full- or half-day tour. Independent travelers can save up to an hour waiting in line by booking skip-the-line admission. However, exploring the museums with a guide allows you to head straight to the highlights of the 14,000-strong collection.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The National Museum is a must-see for history buffs and culture vultures.
  • If visiting without guide, be sure to put aside at least 1.5 hours to enjoy the collection.
  • There is a small admission fee. Travelers can arrange a 1-hour group tour of the museum for an additional fee.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
The museum is located on Street 13 in central Phnom Penh, near the Royal Palace. Visitors can enter at the corner of Streets 13 and 178. You can also visit the museum as part of a guided tour and avoid the stress of getting lost in Cambodia’s busy capital.
 
When to Get There
The museum is open daily from 8am to 5pm. If you want to beat the crowds, arrive as early as possible and admire the exhibits in relative tranquility.
 
Museum Highlights
As you make your way around the museum, look for ancient highlights that include an 8-armed statue of the Hindu god Vishnu from the sixth century, a giant pair of wrestling monkeys that date back to the 10th century, and a 12th-century stone inscribed with intricate scenes from the life of Shiva.
Address: 13 Street and 178 Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Admission: Varies
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Experience Cambodian Living Arts, Dance Show

Experience Cambodian Living Arts, Dance Show

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Discover a night of traditional Cambodian dance during a performance by the Cambodian Living Arts on Stage. You'll have time to tour the stunning gardens of the National Museum of Phnom Penh as part of this memorable evening of culture and tradition that is perfect for the whole family.
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  • 1 hour
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$15.00
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$15.00

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day

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Take in the highlights of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, on this full-day private tour. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide and an itinerary customised to your preferences, stopping at attractions including the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and the Russian Museum. Also included is a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Memorial to learn more about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s dark past.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.42
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A Day Tour in Capital Phnom Penh City

A Day Tour in Capital Phnom Penh City

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This tour will discover capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Visit the Cambodian king's residence. Then visit the National Museum all culture we have from 6th-13th century. After we will grab local lunch at Local restaurant. then countaiue to birth place of capital Wat Phnom. Then move next stop at S21 Genocide Museum and killing fields Choueng Ek.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$51.29
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Cambodia Highlight 6 days

Cambodia Highlight 6 days

Tick off Cambodia’s highlights in limited time, without the hassle of planning, on a 6-day tour of the entire country. Perfect for travelers with limited time in south east Asia, this private excursion takes care of accommodation, activities, transfers, and most meals, so you don’t have to. Plus, a private guide means you can customize your itinerary according to personal preferences and airport pickup and drop-off complete this seamless experience.
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  • 6 days
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4-Day Cambodia Highlights Tour from Phnom Penh with Angkor Wat

4-Day Cambodia Highlights Tour from Phnom Penh with Angkor Wat

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See the best of Cambodia with a private guide on a four-day tour of the country’s vibrant capital, Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat, and Tonle Sap Lake. Enjoy the flexibility of a trip that’s tailored to you as you cruise the Mekong River and discover ancient temples, from jungle-shrouded ruins to the world’s largest religious building. This four-day Cambodia tour includes accommodations, meals, and transportation in a private, climate-controlled vehicle, with a time-saving flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.
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  • 4 days
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$454.00
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6-Day Cambodia Tour to Angkor Wat from Phnom Penh by Air

6-Day Cambodia Tour to Angkor Wat from Phnom Penh by Air

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Cambodia on a comprehensive 6-day tour of the country’s most spectacular sights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, delve into the tragic recent history of the country and marvel at its ancient archeological heritage; feel emotionally stirred during a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and memorial site of the infamous Killing Fields; and then board a plane to the charming colonial city of Siem Reap, where the mystifying temples of Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm abound. Enjoy an intimate experience on this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to 16 people.
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  • 6 days
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$1,280.00
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Full-day Private Phnom Penh National Museum and Royal Palace Tour

Full-day Private Phnom Penh National Museum and Royal Palace Tour

The National Museum and the Royal Palace are two of Phnom Penh’s most visited attractions, and this private tour takes in both in one day. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance and a guided tour of the grand palace, including the throne room and the Silver Pagoda, then marvel at ancient Khmer art at the National Museum.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.62
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$134.62
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Phnom Penh 1day Car Charter City Tour English Driver

Phnom Penh 1day Car Charter City Tour English Driver

-All Cars has Insurance -Experience drivers -English driver -Clean and Quality Car -Customer Service supports
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour

Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day private tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace, visit the National Museum, and climb to the hilltop Wat Phnom. Then learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) established by the Khmer Rouge regime. Your personal guide shares insightful commentary on a visit to the Killing Fields at Choeng Ek. Lunch and a market tour are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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Phnom Penh city tour full day (Private tour)

Phnom Penh city tour full day (Private tour)

This classic city tour was designed for First-time Traveler to Phnom Penh city, the tour will take you to visit the Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda which is a must-visit when you in Phnom Penh, following by National Museum (exhibits world’s important collection of ancient Khmer archeological, religious, and artistic from the 4th to the 13th centuries), Independence Monument, Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Wat Phnom Hill, Tuol Sleng Museum (The museum of Genocidal Crimes, it was used by the Khmer Rouge as a detention and torture center in the late 1970), take a sunset cruise along the Mekong River (depends on the weather), is the best way to see the whole view of this rising star city of Southeast-Asia and it was called “Paris in the east” during 1960-1970th.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.95
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$67.95
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Phnom Penh City Tour

Phnom Penh City Tour

Spend a lovely day to learn sobering history and also explore modern city. First visit Wat Phnom where is one of Phnom Penh landmarks. Next visit stunning Royal Palace to take spectacular view of Royal residence as well as Silver Pagoda before moving to National Museum. In afternoon witnessing the country’s bloody period with full of sadness to visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. End your day with a quick visit at colorful Central market.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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$102.57

Phnom Penh City Exploration Private Tour With Sunset Cruise

Phnom Penh City Exploration Private Tour With Sunset Cruise

Join our guide and jump on your air conditioned vehicle to visit Wat Phnom park, the landmark of Phnom Penh capital city and the origin capital city Phnom Penh comes from since 1472. Visit the S-21 or known as genocide museum which a former high school transformed into detention place in 1975 during the Pol Pot regime. Later, continue to Russia market and explore local products. Transfer for lunch (Pay by guest) Then, visit the amazing Royal Palace, silver pagoda and other subordination temples and the kind residence. After all, visit the national museum of Cambodia where over thousand of ancient artifacts are displaying. Last, explore the four combination river by taking a private boat tour around. Enjoy your sunset boat tour until transferring back to your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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$128.21
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Full Day Phnom Penh City Private Tour

Full Day Phnom Penh City Private Tour

Join our guide and jump on your air conditioned vehicle to visit Wat Phnom park, the landmark of Phnom Penh capital city and the origin capital city Phnom Penh comes from since 1472. Visit the S-21 or known as genocide museum which a former high school transformed into detention place in 1975 during the Pol Pot regime. Later, continue to Russia market and explore local products. Then, visit the amazing Royal Palace, silver pagoda and other subordination temples and the kind residence. After all, visit the national museum of Cambodia where over thousand of ancient artifacts are displaying. Last, explore the four combination river by taking a private boat tour around. Enjoy your sunset boat tour until transferring back to your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.26
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$50.26

Phnom Penh city tour

Phnom Penh city tour

Phnom Penh is the Capital city of Cambodia. It's also the culture, commercial and politic city of the country. This tour you will enjoy and learn more about Cambodia that the first we will visit the Palace it's nice to visit in the morning and take beautiful photos. After that we continue to see Museum is the biggest museum of Cambodia that shows about culture, history and old tools were used by kings and Cambodian people before Angkor period. When we leave from museum we continue to visit Wat Phnom hill is the sacred park in the town and very popular for people who going there to pray especially, Madma Penh. On the way to Central market we also stop at independent monument for taking photos and you will see the big statue of the king Norodom Sihanouk. The last place the tourists will enjoy shopping with good price, many things selling over there. When finish the tour we will drop you off at hotel or market or restaurants if you request.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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$102.56
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$102.56
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Half Day

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Half Day

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See the sights of Phnom Penh your way during a private half-day tour that’s ideal for first-time visitors seeking a personalized experience. A private guide means you’ll receive undivided attention and have ample times to ask questions, while air-conditioned transport allows you to get between top attractions such as the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom with ease. Plus, convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.21
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$128.21
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour with Mekong River Boat Trip

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour with Mekong River Boat Trip

Immerse yourself in Phnom Penh on this all-day private tour. Visit the Cambodian city’s top attractions such as the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Cambodia's National Museum, and Wat Phnom. Plus, take a boat ride down the Mekong River to a working silk farm known as the Heng Naysim Traditional Cambodian Weaving House where you will see how silk is made, as well as have the chance to purchase products.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.31
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$192.31
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Half-Day Phnom Penh City Tour

Half-Day Phnom Penh City Tour

We start our tour of this charming capital with a visit to the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom. It was the birthplace of Phnom Penh Capital. Then, we continue to visit the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. The palace consists of many beautiful temples, especially the Silver Pagoda. Visit the Silver Pagoda so named because of it’s floor that is comprised of 5,000 silver tiles. There is an Emerald Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds. Next, we visit National Museum exhibits hundreds of pieces are housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.88
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$44.88
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Phnom Penh Private Half-Day City Tour

Phnom Penh Private Half-Day City Tour

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Get your bearings in Cambodia's bustling capital on a half-day, private tour of top Phnom Penh highlights. You'll see the National Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and more, learning about local culture and history along the way. Visiting Phnom Penh with a private guide means the flexibility to explore at your own pace, whether you're browsing ancient artwork, paying your respects to a solid gold Buddha statue, or strolling the winding paths of Wat Phnom with a crowd of locals.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.77
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$80.77
Price varies by group size
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Half Day Phnom Penh Tour by Cyclo

Half Day Phnom Penh Tour by Cyclo

Step into a traditional, bicycle-powered cyclo for a half-day tour of Phnom Penh that includes the Royal Palace, the National Museum, and Wat Phnom, a historic Buddhist temple that rises from the heart of the city. An eco-friendly alternative to exploring Phnom Penh by car, cyclos also mean cool breezes and unobstructed photo opportunities as you tour Phnom Penh’s historic center with a local guide pedaling behind you.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.90
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$85.90
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A Day Trip - Phnom Penh Historical Sites Sightseeing with Tour Guide

A Day Trip - Phnom Penh Historical Sites Sightseeing with Tour Guide

Explore Phnom Penh city and history one of Cambodia’s capital, sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. It was a hub for both the Khmer Empire and French colonialists. On its walkable riverfront, lined with parks, restaurants, and bars, are the ornate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, displaying artifacts from around the country. At the city’s heart is the massive, art deco Central Market.
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  • 6 to 9 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.11
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$64.11
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Evening Dinner Cruise from Phnom Penh

Evening Dinner Cruise from Phnom Penh

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Watch the lights of Phnom Penh come up for the night during a 2-hour dinner cruise on the Chaktomuk River. Nibble on a buffet dinner served on board your cruise boat, and pass by top attractions such as the Royal Palace and National Museum. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.44
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$47.44
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6 Days Leisure Phnom Penh Siem Reap

6 Days Leisure Phnom Penh Siem Reap

A six-day touring program of Cambodia’s w highlighted cities Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. This program is suggested for guests spending 5 or more night in Cambodia. See the highlights including Sambor Prei Kuk, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Royal Palace, Genocide Museum and more…
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$623.00
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$623.00
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Private Phnom Penh Icons City Tour

Private Phnom Penh Icons City Tour

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History buffs usually head for Siem Reap, but Cambodia’s capital also has centuries of history to discover. On this full-day private tour, fill in some of the gaps in Cambodia’s story from the mid 14th century to Cambodia’s independence in the 1950s. Your guide moves at your pace on this private tour; with no waiting for anyone else, you’ll see as much of the city’s heritage as possible.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.16
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$91.16
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9hr Classic Phnom Penh Private Tour

9hr Classic Phnom Penh Private Tour

With a local professional tour guide, prepare for a day full of knowledge and excitement. See everything you need to see in Phnom Penh and learn what makes this city magical.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.85
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$153.85
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