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While Taipei offers enough to keep travelers occupied, it’s worthwhile to escape the seemingly endless sprawl of skyscrapers to experience other parts of Taiwan. These day trips from Taipei will make you fall in love with Ilha Formosa, “the Beautiful Island.”

Yangmingshan National Park — 9 miles (14 km) away
Yangmingshan is the most accessible of Taiwan’s eight national parks: It’s located within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of downtown Taipei and is connected by public transportation from Taipei Main Station. The 45-square-mile (117-square-kilometer) park encompasses Seven Star Mountain and an array of hiking trails and walking paths. A shuttle bus within the park takes visitors to various points of interest.

Wulai — 17 miles (27 km) away
Famous for its hot springs and aboriginal culture, Wulai sits less than an hour from Taipei. While the waterfall and hot springs are the main draw, there are also hiking trails worth exploring, as well as traditional aboriginal eats available along the main street—try the bamboo tube rice and wild mountain yams.

Jiufen — 22 miles (35 km) away
Jiufen (Chiufen) lies just north of Taipei in northern Taiwan, where it was a prosperous gold mining town until the 1950s. Rather than becoming a ghost town after mining was discontinued, Taipei residents continued to flock to the town thanks to its quaint streets and abundant teahouses. Stroll along the Jiufen Old Street and try various local dishes, learn about Taiwanese tea culture, and enjoy the views from this popular mountainous spot.

Yehliu Geopark — 22 miles (35 km) away
Located at Taiwan’s northern tip, Yehliu is a cape formed by geological forces pushing Datun Mountain out of the sea that extends about 5,577 feet (1,700 meters) into the ocean. It is home to the Yehliu Geopark, where the sea-eroded landscape is dotted with uniquely shaped rocks and geological features, including Queen’s Head, Dragon’s Head Rock, Honeycomb Rocks, Ginger Rocks, and Fairy Shoe.

Taroko Gorge — 94 miles (152 km) away
One of the most dramatic sights in Taiwan is Taroko Gorge. Accessible by car, train, or even a short flight, Taroko Gorge’s marble cliffs offer opportunities for hiking, biking, camping, river tracing, or just an afternoon of cruising through the gorge and taking in highlights like the Tunnel of Nine Turns and the Eternal Spring Shrine.

Sun Moon Lake — 155 miles (249 km) away
Although many people visit Sun Moon Lake on a multi-day tour, if you’re pressed for time it’s doable as a day trip from Taipei. The largest body of water in Taiwan is also home to one of the island’s aboriginal tribes. While swimming is not permitted, people flock to Sun Moon Lake to go bird-watching, cycle the lake’s scenic perimeter, visit temples, or go boating on the water. Be sure to take the boat to Lalu Island and try the famous tea-braised eggs.
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Taroko Gorge Day Tour from Taipei by Train

Taroko Gorge Day Tour from Taipei by Train

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Discover some of Taiwan’s most spectacular scenery on this full-day tour to Taroko National Park. Depart in the morning from Taipei; an included shuttle service ferries you from your hotel to the train station. Upon arrival in Hualien, meet your guide and set off in an air-conditioned vehicle. Venture to the national park, see the spectacular Taroko Gorge, explore the Shakadang Trail, see the Cihmu Bridge, and more.
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  • 14 hours
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$145.00
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Small-Group Tour: Jiufen, Yehliu Geopark, and Shifen from Taipei

Small-Group Tour: Jiufen, Yehliu Geopark, and Shifen from Taipei

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Taiwan's Northeast Coast National Scenic Area is one of the country's most beautiful and best reputed; discover why on this day trip to Jiufen, Yehliu Geopark, and Shifen from Taipei. Travel with a guide and a small group of eight people or fewer to see the striking natural and cultural attractions of the region, including distinctive rock formations, waterfalls, and historical alleys lined with contemporary street food. This tour includes guided commentary (choose between Mandarin or English) and round-trip transportation from Taipei.
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  • 9 hours
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$35.90
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Full-Day Private Northern Taiwan Tour from Taipei with Pickup

Full-Day Private Northern Taiwan Tour from Taipei with Pickup

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Even if you’ve only got limited time in Taipei, a visit to northern Taiwan’s countryside is a must-do. Skip the hassle of arranging transfers and entrance fees on a private tour that transports you to Jiufen Village and your choice of national park with ease. Depending on your interests, you can customize your itinerary and choose between three different routes, which include Yehliu, Houtong, and Yangmingshan National Park.
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  • 8 hours
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$100.00
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Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience

Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience

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Travel from Taipei to Jinguashi, Jiufen, and Pingxi. These charming, old-world destinations are great for romantic outings, nostalgic walks, and dining in traditional restaurants and teahouses. Take in amazing views of the ocean and surrounding landscapes while getting taught about the area's history. Wander the narrow cobbled streets of Jiufen, a town famous for having been an inspiration for the Miyazaki classic 'Spirited Away.' Make sky lanterns by yourself and release them to send your wishes to the heaven in Pingxi, known for its annual Sky Lantern Festival. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
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$85.00
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Full-Day Private Custom Taipei City Tour

Full-Day Private Custom Taipei City Tour

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With just one day to take in the treasures of Taipei, a private tour means you can maximize your time with a custom-made itinerary. Perhaps admire landmarks such as Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the Martyr's Shrine, and the Dalongdong Baoan Temple; enjoy the views from the Taipei 101 skyscraper; or discover the best places to eat or shop in the city.
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  • 8 hours
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$100.00
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Private full day trip to Pinxi, Shifen & Jiufen

Private full day trip to Pinxi, Shifen & Jiufen

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Escape the crowded city of Taipei for the day and discover the natural beauty of the Taiwanese countryside. It takes over an hour to get to Pingxi and Shifen by train, so enjoy a private tour with a professional guide to save yourself time and stress. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of these towns. Experience a 40 meter waterfall, fly your own sky lantern, and taste a taro dessert at a mountaintop café.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.13
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Taipei City Tour with National Palace Museum Ticket

Taipei City Tour with National Palace Museum Ticket

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Spend a morning or afternoon exploring Taipei’s urban and historic highlights on this half-day sightseeing tour. Your savvy guide escorts you to key attractions such as Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Martyrs's Shrine, and the National Palace Museum. Hear interesting commentary as you wind through vibrant neighborhoods and see examples of Ming Dynasty architecture. Admission tickets and round-trip transfers from downtown Taipei hotels are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$52.00
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Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour from Taipei

Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour from Taipei

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Drive along the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area of northeastern Taiwan and stroll through charming Jiufen on this guided half-day tour from Taipei. Marvel at the unique rock formations at the Nanya coastline and see Pitou Cape. Pass fishing villages and pastoral farmlands before enjoying the charming teahouse-lined streets of Jiufen, also known as Chiufen. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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1-day Tour to Sun Moon Lake from Taipei by High Speed Rail

1-day Tour to Sun Moon Lake from Taipei by High Speed Rail

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Escape the fast pace of life in central Taipei with a visit to the crystal blue water and lush green forest at Sun Moon Lake, a favorite spot for travelers and locals alike. Sun Moon Lake is blessed with more than just natural beauty, however, so this full-day trip to the area also offers a glimpse into Taiwanese culture with visits to temples, pagodas and other monuments. Explore the jewel of Taiwan without making a big dent in your schedule with this one-day tour of the lake area.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$266.67
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Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour

Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour

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Pack in a full day of Taipei sightseeing at multiple must-see attractions in the capital, accompanied by an informative local guide. Make stops at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Longshan Temple; tour exhibits at the National Palace Museum; drive through; visit the Beitou Hot Spring Museum; and learn about Taiwan's history at the Lin An Tai Historical House.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$120.00
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Private Custom Taipei Airport Layover Tour

Private Custom Taipei Airport Layover Tour

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If you’re looking to maximize your layover time and visit Taipei's highlights before your next flight, then this tour is ideal. Take a private tour personalized to accommodate your tastes and choose between many incredible spots. You might like to see the iconic Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the extraordinary Martyr’s Shrine, or try local cuisine at Yongkang Street: a must-see spot for foodies. Visit one of Taipei's impressive temples or catch magnificent views from Taipei 101: one of the tallest buildings in the world.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$62.00
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Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing

Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing

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Combine a full day of sightseeing with Taiwanese tea tasting in Taipei. Take a ride on the Maokong Gondola, get the opportunity to meet highly skilled local tea experts who will teach you how to steep the perfect pot of tea and stop at a lookout point above Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Lake). You’ll visit the picturesque Bagua Tea Plantation. Numbers are limited to 7 people for more personalized attention from your guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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Taipei Private Car Charter Tour

Taipei Private Car Charter Tour

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Explore Taipei at your own pace, and get around town seamlessly, with a private, half-day chartered car service. Meet your driver at a time and place of your choosing—including the airport or the Port of Keelung, if selected—and embark in your comfortable vehicle. Make the most of a brief layover, transfer to your hotel, indulge in a bit of sightseeing, and more: the vehicle is fully at your disposal, and your destination is up to you.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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$55.00
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Thousand Island Lake and Pinglin Tea Plantation from Taipei

Thousand Island Lake and Pinglin Tea Plantation from Taipei

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Taipei is renowned for its futuristic skyscrapers and modern shopping malls, but few visitors get to discover the natural wonders just outside the city. This tour visits the beautiful Thousand Island Lake and includes a tour of the Pinglin Tea Museum and the Bagua Tea Garden. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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The 10 Tastings of Taipei With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Taipei With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

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Taipei is renowned for its delicious variety of street food and regional specialties. On this walking tour, numbers are kept to a maximum of 8 people, ensuring that you get the most out of your guide. Explore the atmospheric Zhongzheng District, visit Dongmen Market, and sample a wide selection of Taiwanese dishes, with your guide on-hand to explain the ingredients and translate any food preferences.
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  • 3 hours
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$49.85
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Taipei Arrival Private Transfer: Taoyuan International Airport to Hotel

Taipei Arrival Private Transfer: Taoyuan International Airport to Hotel

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Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Taipei with this private transfer service. When you arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, you’ll be provided with comfortable and efficient transport to your accommodation in downtown Taipei. Relax on the journey by private vehicle — it’s a stress-free way to start your vacation or business trip.
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  • 40 minutes
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$29.34
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Taipei Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Taipei Private Tour

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Visit some of Taipei’s key attractions—but also discover its lesser-known, locals-frequented corners—on this introductory private tour. Pick between several convenient departure times, and meet your guide in a central location. Look forward to seeing famous Taipei landmarks like the Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall. However, you’ll also step off the tourist trail and will visit a local temple, bustling markets, and a tranquil park—and will get to try authentic Taiwanese bubble tea, too.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$47.48
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Full-Day Private Custom Keelung Shore Excursions

Full-Day Private Custom Keelung Shore Excursions

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If you only have one day in port in Keelung, maximize your time with a private full-day tour of Taipei and a custom-made itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose to visit the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dihua Old Street, or Dalongdong Baoan temple; take in the views from the Taipei 101 tower or the Elephant Mountain Trail; or browse the exhibits at the National Palace Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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Experience Pingxi Sky Lantern and Shifen Waterfall from Taipei

Experience Pingxi Sky Lantern and Shifen Waterfall from Taipei

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Experience the historic relics, natural wonders, and cultural traditions of Pingxi on this half-day tour from Taipei. Discover the age-old tradition of releasing a sky lantern; discover the town’s coal mining heritage as you walk down Shifen Old Street; and marvel at the magnificent Shifen Waterfall. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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Private Night Tour of Taipei

Private Night Tour of Taipei

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Have only a short amount of time to explore Taipei? This private, nighttime tour provides a perfect introduction to the city and its key attractions. Meet your guide at your Taipei hotel, and climb aboard a comfortable vehicle. You’ll discover the centuries-old Dalongdong Baoan Temple, will see the famed Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and finish the tour at Elephant Mountain Trail for impeccable views of Taipei 101 lit up at night.
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  • 3 hours
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$61.54
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Full-Day Taroko Gorge Group Tour by Air

Full-Day Taroko Gorge Group Tour by Air

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This day tour to Taroko Gorge is ideal for anyone short on time. Fly straight to Hualien, round-trip from Taipei, and get whisked away to Taroko National Park for a guided tour. Explore the precipitous Qingshui Cliff, hike along the Shakadang Lushui trails, and visit Swallow Grotto, Buluowan, and the Dongdamen Night Market.
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  • 15 hours
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$226.00
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Private Yangmingshan Volcano Tour

Private Yangmingshan Volcano Tour

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Explore extinct volcanic terrain at Yangmingshan National Park on a private tour to one of Taipei's most popular locations. Admire stunning scenery that ranges from fumaroles to city viewpoints, hike up grassy trails, and relax in hot springs afterward.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$70.00
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Private 1-Day Tea Experience in Taipei

Private 1-Day Tea Experience in Taipei

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Trade the urban bustle for a day in one of Taiwan’s most atmospheric tea-growing regions on this private tour. Following pickup directly from your Taipei hotel, travel in a comfortable vehicle to the verdant Pinglin District. You’ll visit a local tea plantation (and will enjoy numerous samples), will try the region’s tea-based cuisine, will admire the scenery as you explore, and will even help hand-pull noodles at the celebrated Shihding Tsu’s Handmade Noodle Company.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.85
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Sun Moon Lake 1-Day Leisure Tour from Taipei

Sun Moon Lake 1-Day Leisure Tour from Taipei

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The magnificent Sun Moon Lake lies at the heart of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range, a scenic three-hour drive from Taipei. On this tour, take in all the highlights of the natural wonder as you visit Xiangshan Visitor Center, hike around the lakeside, and enjoy a boat cruise around Lalu Island.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.00
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