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Sick and tired of touristy beaches that are overpriced, overcrowded and generally not all you were hoping for?

Well, we’re here to share that perfect balance of adventure, beauty and relaxation. We combed Phuket for the best hidden beaches and found 11 beaches that only locals know about.

We promise pristine beaches, each with its little quirks. You can drop by for a nice day with the sun and surf, but if you want more than a day-trip – here are best affordable hotels near these beaches!

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What’s more, you can walk to and from the beaches and your room. So grab your flip flops and sunblock – because you will definitely want to be on the next flight here!

Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.

Tritrang Beach

Hotels near Tritrang Beach

1. Forget about Netflix, here we Hammock and Chill – At Zea Hotel

With its white reclaimed wood touches and hues of blue, one could almost imagine you were in Greece’s Santorini – in Phuket. At Zea Hotel’s rooms open up to great ocean views, and everything comes together nicely for an instagrammable and relaxing beach vacation.

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(The hotel also features plenty of ocean-facing hammocks to lay in and just watch the day go by!)

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Another thing, you’ll be quite surprised as to why many don’t know about Tritrang Beach when you arrive. We know we were! It took us 6-9 minutes to get there by foot from At Zea Hotel and the views were amazing.

No wonder so many people come here to get hitched. A little bit of decoration here and there will really accentuate its natural beauty.

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The waters are so clear, you will want to just keep swimming in them. But after a long day at Tritrang Beach, you might want to lie down on the hammocks that swing on the balcony.

At Zea Hotel

Rate: From USD $35 / approx. 1161 Baht (for Ocean Breeze Room)
Address: Muen-Ngern Rd, Tambon Patong, หาดป่าตอง Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand (9-minute walk to Tritrang beach)
Contact: +66 76 338 729

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2. Take a dip with the elephants – Tritrang Beach Resort

White walls and wood fixtures come together to create a welcoming Thai abode at Tritrang Beach Resort – where you’ll find spacious sea view rooms. But our favourite things to look out for here, is the nice pool, and the massage with a view!

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Being 5 minutes away from Tritrang Beach, this resort is popular for weddings due to its movie set feels.

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When at Tritrang Beach, if you’re real lucky, you might see a local bringing his elephants for a walk; Yah Yah and Lagoon, they usually go for a dip in the seas and you can join them! And for some spare change, you’ll be able to take a picture with them as a keepsake.

The elephants are well treated with no sticks, chains, or even harsh words! It’s also plain to see how much they adore their handler.

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But the highlight of the beach is how the colors of the waters change. From pastel green to a delightful azure blue.

At night if you fancy a drink, you can head on over to Blue Mango Bar & Grill to enjoy the ocean breezes whilst sipping on something ice cold. It’s only a 4 minute walk from the beach itself, but if you’re coming out from the resort, it’ll take you roughly 10 minutes.

Tritrang Beach Resort

Rate: From USD $36 / approx. 1194 Baht (for Standard Room)
Address: 68 Mueanngen Rd Patong Kathu Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand (5-minute walk to Tritrang beach)
Contact: +66 76 338 700

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Hua Beach

Hotels near Hua Beach

3. An infinity pool and 12 minutes from a secret beach – Aquamarine Resort & Villa

Two of our favorite things coupled with a price that will not break your bank!

Aquamarine Resort & Villa is a short 10-minute walk from our favourite hidden beach in Phuket, Hua Beach. It’s quiet and secluded with crystal clear clear waters, plus you can have a nice feast by the beach at a little restaurant.

Aquamarine Resort and Villa is everything romantic. Styled with the ancient Ayudhaya theme in mind, the Deluxe Rooms feature a mix of modern Thai designs. They also come with your private terrace and bathtub for luxurious soaks after a fun day at the beach!

There are 3 swimming pools here that will spoil you for choice, and when hungry, the extensive food and beverages at Leelawadee Thai restaurant, Blue Sea café, Horizon Lounge or Swim-up Bar await.

PS: Top up about $10+ dollars per night to enjoy their room with a sea view!

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Aquamarine Resort & Villa

Rate: From USD $56 / approx. 1853 Baht (for Deluxe Room)
Address: 17/38 Moo 6, Kamala Beach, A. Kathu, Kathu District, Thailand, 83150 (10-minute walk from Hua Beach)
Contact: +66 76 310 600

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Nai Yang Beach

Hotels near Nai Yang Beach

4. Catch the planes, and enjoy the waterpark – Great West Sands Resort and Villas

Take a 7 minute walk and catch the planes at Nai Yang Beach Airport Viewpoint, or go for a 12 minute drive to Blue Canyon Country Club for your 18 holes of relaxation.

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Great West Sands Resort is a treat in itself but just a 7 minute walk will bring you to the sandy heaven of Nai Yang Beach.

The rooms are spacious clean and modern, with a balcony to relax at, and the hotel has some of the best facilities to offer, including Splash Jungle Water Park that is part of the resort. Watersport equipment can be rented here. Otherwise, go swimming at the pool and enjoy the poolside bar – the choices are endless.

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PS: If you’re thinking of bringing the kids along, this is a good family-friendly hotel in Phuket to consider.

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Great West Sands Resort and Villas

Rate: From USD $56 / approx. 1866 Baht (for Deluxe Room)
Address: Soi Mai Khao 4, Tambon Mai Khao, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand (7 minute walk from Nai Yang Beach)
Contact: +66 76 372 000

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Karon Beach

Hotels near Karon Beach

5. Feel like you’re in a music video with hip and high end feels – Grand Sunset Hotel

With a name like Grand Sunset Hotel, you can be sure you will get to see the sky painted in glorious shades of fire. Coupled with the pristine white sands and clear blue waters of Karon Beach, trust us, you’ll never want to leave!

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Any photo you take in this hotel will look straight out of a Taylor Swift music video. The vibes of the rooms and architecture all scream minimalist class and lux. Especially since every room comes fitted with its own balcony or terrace! Of course, don’t forget to check out the rooftop pool too.

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Situated near the trendy Karon Beach, you’ll find hip cafes and restaurants lining the beachfront. Grab an ice cream cone and get ready to make some friends. This little slice of Malibu is a 5 minute walk from this dreamy little resort.

Grand Sunset Hotel

Rate: From USD $21 / approx. 697 Baht (for Deluxe Double Room)
Address: 188/4 Karon Road , Karon Beach, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand (2-minute walk to Karon beach)
Contact: +66 76 510 020

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6. Just keep swimming in this beyond infinity pool! – Woraburi Phuket Resort

One thing we like about Woraburi is the huge lagoon pool with a poolside bar that makes for great swim days. The modern Thai-designed hotel provides clean white rooms with Thai touches everywhere.

With restaurants and a bar, a Karaoke space and fitness center available on resort grounds, you can be assured to enjoy your stay.

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But wait, just 2 minutes from this luxurious resort is the lovely Karon Beach. It’s the least secret beach on our list but it still boasts blue waters and clean white sand.

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While there are stalls you can patronise for drinks, you’ll be left alone to enjoy your fun in the sun. And if you were so inclined, you could also take the opportunity to visit the Karon Temple Market which occurs every Tuesdays and Fridays from 4PM till 10PM. There’s some delicious market food available there, and it’s only 10 minutes away.

Woraburi Phuket Resort

Rate: From USD $35 / approx. 1161 Baht (for Superior Pool View Room)
Address: Patak Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand (2-minute walk to Karon beach)
Contact: +66 85 833 7883

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7. Best of both worlds with a sprinkle of magic – Karon Princess Hotel

Karon Beach is not exactly the quietest or most secluded beach, but at Karon Princess Hotel you can have the best of both worlds.

The design of this hotel is built for peace – with the spacious tropical rooms providing a private terrace and bathtub for some relaxing moments.

Not to mention the swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi, comfy shaded beach chairs for a lazy afternoon…

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… and fairy lights coming alive at night!

The greens and blues of the nature are in perfect harmony at this quaint but classy hotel, making for a magical getaway.

Karon Beach, being only 4 minutes away – gives you convenience in retreating into the comfort of your own space, or joining the fun whenever you want! And there is a lot happening on Karon Beach, food, activities and the hum of socialising.

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Karon Princess Hotel

Rate: From USD $30 / approx. 995 Baht (for Superior Garden View Room)
Address: 194 Karon Road Karon Beach Phuket 83100, Thailand (4-minute walk to Karon beach)
Contact: +66 76 286 484

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Bang Tao Beach

Hotels near Bang Tao Beach

8. Color up your life and kiss the humdrum goodbye! – Cassia Phuket

Daring and chic, Cassia Phuket is splashed with bold colors. We’re talking paintings and actual walls! Keep your eyes peeled for the most colourful little snack truck ever. It’ll make a pretty backdrop for your #OOTDs.

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Even the bathroom in the 1-Bedroom Suite is covered in bright, shiny tiles – but that’s not all. It’s another one of those spacious finds that comes with a bedroom, living area, balcony and kitchenette.

Better yet, the hidden Bang Tao Beach is only 8 minutes from Cassia Phuket and we’ll race you to it!

The powdery sand that seems to stretch on forever and ever is both magical and every beach lover’s joy… Bring a towel or picnic blanket so you can stake out your favorite spot.

Ours is marked with a huge formation of rocks rising out from the waters just a little ways down the left. Now lie back and enjoy this little unspoilt beauty of a beach.

Cassia Phuket

Rate: From USD $55 / approx. 1825 Baht (for 1-Bedroom Suite)
Address: 64 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road Tambon Choeng Thale, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand (8-minute walk from Bang Tao beach)
Contact: +66 76 356 999

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9. For the ultimate beach bum who just wants to chill – Allamanda Laguna Phuket

10 minutes walk from Allamanda Laguna Phuket is the photogenic Bang Tao Beach, with cerulean waters and restaurants dotting the beachfront. You can spend your time there and float endlessly in paradise.

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Or you can take a dip in the 2 blue-tiled pools (with jacuzzi!) in Allamanda Laguna Phuket – you won’t even be able to tell the difference. For something on land, you can join in the giant chess game going on somewhere in the resort!

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This lovely serviced apartment gives you great bang for your buck with its spacious suites that come with not just a bedroom, but a living area and kitchenette too. Featuring minimalist/modern/Thai designs, you’ll be happy to share great moments relaxing on the balcony.

When you’re ready for civilisation again, the hotel has a free shuttle that will take you anywhere in Laguna – but if you fancy yourself a chef, feel free to cook up a storm in your personal kitchen!

Allamanda Laguna Phuket

Rate: From USD $52 / approx. 1725 Baht (for 1-Bedroom Junior Suite)
Address: 29 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay,Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand (10-minute walk from Bang Tao beach)
Contact: +66 76 324 050

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BONUS: A sandy haven for golf enthusiasts  – Laguna Holiday Club Phuket

White architecture and white sands… It’s hard to believe that you’re still in Phuket. But at a price of a budget room, you can get a Junior Suite complete with homey deco and a lush view!

Seriously, step in and you’ll feel right at home. It’s so spacious, it offers a bedroom, living room and kitchen area – along with a private terrace and bathtubs for those lovely night time soaks.

But of course, just 5 minutes away is the hidden Bang Tao Beach filled with good food and waters the shade of a deep, mesmerising blue. And you have it all to yourself and friends, making it the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle.

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PS: If you are a golfer, don’t leave your clubs at home because they have a lovely golf course in the grounds – just imagine how much there is for you to explore and fill that wanderlust in your heart!

Laguna Holiday Club Phuket

Rate: From USD $72 / approx. 2409 Baht
Address: MOO 4 SRISOOTHORN ROAD CHERNGTALAY THALA, Phuket, 83110, Thailand (5-minute walk from Bang Tao beach)
Contact: +66 76 271 888

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Ao Sane beach

Hotels near Ao Sane Beach

10. Want to go glamping? – Baan Krating Phuket Resort

One thing we love about Baan Krating Phuket, is how it feels like a cross between traditional Thai homes and glamping (read: glamourous camping).

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While you aren’t sleeping in a tent per se, the Deluxe Rooms give off serious glamping vibes thanks to the traditional wooden fittings. The terrace and en-suite bathrooms also add to the comfort and cosiness of the stay.

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A short 4 minutes walk from Baan Krating will bring you to Ao Sane Beach! If you’ve never had the chance to witness the miracles of tidal pools as a child, you’ll definitely get to do it here – or enjoy a dive in the crystal waters!

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With snorkelling or kayaking available for hire, you can become a waterbaby for a day. Or be like a hermit crab and let the rocks hide you as you lose yourself in a book.

When you’re nicely worn out, head down to the Mahasamutr Restaurant and Bar which is another 8 minutes away and a toast! To this beautiful, rocky beach – and a cool way to ‘glamp’.

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Baan Krating Phuket Resort

Rate: From USD $38 / approx. 1260 Baht (for Deluxe Room)
Address: 11/3 Moo 1, Wiset Road, Rawai, Ao Sane Beach, Phuket, 83130, Thailand (4-minute walk to Ao Sane beach)
Contact: +66 76 288 341

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Laem Singh Beach(also near Surin Beach)

Hotels near Laem Singh Beach

11. Direct pool access to an infinity pool with glorious views – The Quarter Phuket Resort

Now who doesn’t love an infinity pool with a view! That’s what you’ll get at Quarter Phuket.

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Best of all, the 1-Bedroom Cosy Deluxe Suite grants you direct access to the pool. Featuring minimalist modern decor running through the bedroom, living area and kitchenette,

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Tip: You can also opt for the 3-Bedroom Pool Suite which has a private infinity pool! It’s just costs a little more – but if you split between the 6 of you, it’s cheaper than getting your own space!

If you’re reading this, you’re not just here for the resort, you want the BEACH!

The good news: Surin Beach is 10 minutes away, with picturesque palm trees growing out of white sands and whimsical beach umbrellas. Want more? Laem Singh Beach is 19 minutes away on foot. With the rock formations to the left and open spaces to the right, you’ll see what picture perfect really means 😉

The Quarter Phuket Resort

Rate: From USD $38 / approx. 1260 Baht (for 1-Bedroom Cosy Deluxe Suite)
Address: 92/5, Moo 3 Cherng Talay sub-district, Talang District, Thailand, Phuket, 83110, Thailand (10-minute walk to Surin beach)
Contact: +66 76 621 694

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12. Kiss the sky with this rooftop infinity pool – 6th Avenue Surin Beach Hotel

Another resort with an infinity pool, you might want to keep your eyes peeled for one of those blazing sunsets and send a snap to us. (We’ll make sure to credit you ;P)

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6th Avenue Surin is one of those gems offering 1-bedroom suites that’s both simple and elegant. Spacious with a bedroom, balcony and kitchenette, it’s the epitome of home away from home.

Here, you’ll find a gorgeous rooftop infinity pool with to-die-for views, as well as a gym and rooftop hangout spot. If you love a good poolside bar, there’s one here too!

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Thankfully, 6th Avenue Surin is also near 2 beaches – a 10 minute walk from Surin Beach, and a lengthier 22 minute walk from the hidden Laem Singh Beach.

Whether you’re looking for one of the hottest beaches (Surin Beach) where it’s pretty happening – or looking for something more secluded and hidden by lush greenery (Laem Singh Beach), it’s an amazing deal!

6th Avenue Surin Beach Hotel

Rate: From USD $21 / approx. 697 Baht (for 1-Bedroom Suite) (10-minute walk to Surin beach)
Address: 50/37 3, 6 Soi Hadd Surin 2, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Contact: +66 76 608 931

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13. A tropical getaway accented with a forest touch – Manathai Surin Phuket Hotel

At Manathai Surin Phuket, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into some exotic land. The stylish design and the lazy pool surrounded with foliage are key highlights.

The stylish sophistication extends to the rooms with sleek lines and artistic accents, including a pretty cool capsule shower. It’s one great place to come back to after days at the beach or suntanning by the pool.

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Now comes the beach lovers part: you’ll be minutes away from not one but TWO awesome beaches.

Surin Beach is 4 minutes on foot, whilst Laem Singh is an extra 10. The latter is a hidden inlet shaped like paradise. You’ll get your photo op on the beach chairs under bright umbrellas. Ready? Snap. Go!

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Manathai Surin Phuket Hotel

Rate: From USD $56 / approx. 1858 Baht (for Deluxe Room)
Address: 121/1 Moo 3, Srisunthorn Rd., Cherng Talay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand (4-minute walk to Surin Beach)
Contact: +66 76 360 250

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Mai Khao Beach

Hotels near Mai Khao Beach

BONUS: The beachfront resort with understated luxury and great views – D Varee Mai Khao Beach Phuket Resort

Clean and modern with a tropical touch, D Varee Mai Khao serves up understated luxury and elegance in spades. The rooms are gorgeous and come with great views, along with a balcony and bathtub. (Who can resist!)

Tip: Don’t forget to save time for a swim in the pool and relaxing by the poolside bar.

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From here, everything is only a stone’s throw away – even the pretty and peaceful Mai Khao Beach hidden just 6 minutes from the resort. With waters so blue they looked like the color of the sky… It’s a long stretch of beach, and while there’s some beachgoers there, the place is relatively quiet.

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Don’t worry though – you’re not really that far from civilization! You can easily grab Thai food from MAMA or grab some seafood at the local restaurants.

It is a fair way from the airport, but sometimes life surprises you by having an airplane pass overhead. It does make a good story, and an even better picture, doesn’t it?

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D Varee Mai Khao Beach Phuket Resort

Rate: From USD $63 / approx. 2093 Baht (for Deluxe Pool View Room)
Address: 128/2 Moo 3, Mai Khao, Ban Mai Khao, 83110, Thailand (6-minute walk to Mai Khao beach)
Contact: +66 76 336 499

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Nai Harn Beach

Hotels near Nai Harn Beach

14. Located on the beachfront and near 2 great beaches – All Seasons Naiharn Phuket Hotel

Simple and clean with Thai accents, All Seasons Naiharn serves up all you need for a relaxing beach vacation. Nice rooms, beachfront location, swimming pool, steam room, restaurants, bar and more.

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Without further ado, take advantage of the beachfront location and step outside for a little game of beach volleyball!

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If you’re more interested in hitting the surf with some kayaking or other beachy activities and getting some grub, make your way to Nai Harn Beach. It shouldn’t take you more than a 4 minute walk.

This beach is less secluded and has a healthy amount of people, but if you prefer peace and quiet; with only the sound of waves…. Skip on over to Ao Sane which is only 14 minutes away.

For some down time with a cold drink, make your way to La Terrazza Phuket Sunset Lounge Bar and grab some pizza while you’re en route. What a perfect way to end the day!

All Seasons Naiharn Phuket Hotel

Rate: From USD $39 / approx. 1294 Baht (for Standard King Room)
Address: 14-53 Moo 1 Naiharn Beach, Muang, Phuket, 83000, Thailand (4-minute walk to Nai Harn beach)
Contact: +66 76 363 666

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Clean, pristine with such clear blue waters, an easy walk to the best beaches combined with some great hotels that’s value-for-money.  We’re hankering for a little beachcation ourselves…

Let us know if you’re considering a stay at any of these hotels below!

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