Why Honeymoon in Canggu?

Canggu is the most hip and up-and-coming location on the island of Bali. Not too long ago, only surfers knew about this black sand beach village. In a few years, it has become the most popular destination for a hip, young crowd of digital nomads and surfers - and it’s definitely not a small village anymore. Canggu has an amazing food culture, is a great place to learn and improve your surfing skills and perfect for boutique shopping. If you would like to have a party during your honeymoon in Canggu, or visit a beach club with your partner, the options here are endless!

Explore Canggu

The two main areas in Canggu are Batu Bolong and Berawa. Batu Bolong is the most popular place to stay for visitors. It has the most beach clubs and restaurants. The black sand Batu Bolong Beach is the best for surfing. Here you can watch surfers or try to catch some waves together with your partner. If you are new to surfing this is a great place to start? Some parts of Batu Bolong beach offer gentle waves that are great for beginner surfers, and most board rental shops offer lessons. For more advanced surfing try Echo Beach, just a few hundred meters further northwest.

La Brisa on Echo Beach is our favorite beach club in Canggu. La Brisa on Echo Beach is our favorite beach club in Canggu.

Why not take it easy for a day on your Canggu honeymoon? The Lawn (Batu Bolong Beach) and La Brisa (Echo Beach) are two great beach clubs to relax together overlooking the Indian Ocean. At the Lawn you have a great view of the waves and it is a great spot to watch the sunset. At the lovely styled La Brisa, you’ll find simple Spanish food, tasty cocktails, palm trees swaying, and a hot soundtrack that plays well with the sound of the waves in the background. If you are staying on the Berawa side of Canggu, a fancy beach club to consider visiting is Finns. Check out our favorite beach clubs in Bali here if you need more suggestions ;-).

After midnight, visit the party at Sand Bar to experience the ultimate Canggu vibes with your partner. A simple wooden shed on Batu Bolong Beach that sells drinks during the day, turns into a spectacular beach party after midnight. Imagine partying barefoot on the beach, feeling a cool breeze and hearing waves smashing against the rocks.

As you drive around Canggu, you will see many restaurants offering great healthy food. Canggu is all about conscious and healthy living, which is why many expats and digital nomads love Canggu. Crate Cafe is a Canggu favorite with industrial-chic interiors, bold murals, and great affordable lunch options. It’s on a quiet lane just off Batu Bolong, but the place can get crowded (you might need to wait in line for a seat).

Canggu is also the only place on the island with a craft beer culture. If you and your partner love high quality craft beers, visiting Black Sand Brewery is a great idea!

Most roads in Bali run north to south. A result of the ridges running in that direction due to the volcanic nature of Bali. Going from Batu Bolong to Berawa is therefore not super easy. To get to the Berawa area from Batu Bolong, you can drive or walk through the rice fields on a narrow shortcut. There is a 15-minute detour that cars have to take because they can’t use the shortcut. This part of Bali is a little quieter, but it has a lot of great restaurants and is an excellent place to stay if you want to combine Canggu with Seminyak.

A simple surf shop on Berawa Beach. Most offer beginner lessons. A simple surf shop on Berawa Beach. Most offer beginner lessons.

In both Batu Bolong and Berawa, there are markets and boutique stores that are great places for shopping. Canggu is a very fashionable place - people are very conscious of the way they look and dress. It explains why there are so many great boutique stores around town.

We want to end with a little warning. Canggu has been growing a lot in the last few years, and it’s one of the most crowded places on the island. There used to be a lot of rice fields near Canggu, but the area is urbanizing fast. We love Canggu, but think it’s important to know what to expect. Old articles online talk about Canggu being a little fishing town - those days are over!

Honeymoon Hotels in Canggu

Canggu has excellent luxury resorts and romantic hotel options suitable for a honeymoon, which are more reasonably priced than the most fancy hotels in Seminyak. We recommend staying near the beach, either in the Batu Bolong neighborhood, which is the most lively, or in the Berawa area, which is a little quieter and conveniently positioned between Canggu and Seminyak.

If you don’t like moving around, Canggu can be a great base for your holiday. It is possible to explore the rest of the island through day-trips starting and ending in your Canggu Hotel.

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    Hotel Tugu Bali

    5 starAffordable luxuryBeachfrontBatu Bolong Beach, Canggu

    We live in Canggu, but this is where we would stay if we were visiting for a few days. Romantic and authentic hotel at the best possible location in Canggu: exactly where the main street Batu Bolong reaches the ocean....

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    Astera Canggu

    5 starNature viewsPrivate villas5min drive north from Canggu beach.

    Astera prides itself on offering a luxury honeymoon experience in Canggu, and we believe that is a fair claim! Their lofts and villas feature private pools and even jacuzzi's. Astera's infinity pool overlooks some pristine rice terraces, which is quite...

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    Suenyo Eco Retreat

    5 starAffordable luxuryNature viewsJungle 20 mins from Canggu

    Located in a secluded in a jungle river valley, but still only 20 minutes drive from Canggu. That is the promise of the 5-star boutique Suenyo Eco Retreat. Read our full review, as we were able to stay in...

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  • Ametis Villas

    5 starSplurgePrivate villasCanggu

    On the expensive side, but a great option for couples who want to be right in the bustle of Canggu, but still be able to retreat to a beautiful secluded private pool villa. Ametis is really central, a 2 minute...

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  • Aston Canggu

    4 starOn a budgetBatu Bolong Beach, Canggu

    This four-star Canggu hotel is just a five-minute walk from Batu Bolong beach. A very lively area right in the center of all the action. Aston Canggu Beach Resort has superior rooms, deluxe rooms, and lagoon-view suites that cost a...

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  • COMO Uma Canggu

    5 starSplurgeBeachfrontBatu Bolong (Echo Beach), Canggu

    COMO Uma Canggu is a luxury beachfront hotel on Echo Beach, offering panoramic views of the smooth volcanic sand and surf. Offers honeymoon suites with a private pool overlooking the ocean! This premium resort offers beautiful accommodations, outstanding cuisine and wellness.

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  • Ecozy Dijiwa

    Affordable luxuryCentral Canggu (near Batu Bolong)

    Great value for Canggu, the hotel is highly rated and often has rooms available for under 100$ a night. We never stayed here overnight, but tried their restaurant Blou before and the food is great. Ecozy Dijiwa is located just...

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  • Swarga Suites Canggu

    5 starAffordable luxuryBerawa Beach, Canggu

    Good option in Berawa, close to both Seminyak and Canggu. Reasonably priced. The Haven Suites is located next to Berawa Beach. This beachfront resort is surrounded by fragrant gardens and decorated with beautiful traditional furniture. It has a long list...

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  • The BK Village

    5 starAffordable luxuryPrivate villasUmalas, between Canggu and Seminyak

    A highly rated green oasis tucked away between Canggu and Seminyak. The BK Village is a great luxury option for those looking to be near (but not in) Canggu. The beautiful traditional "Joglo" style suites and private pool villas are...

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Honeymoon Activities in Canggu

How to spend a romantic honeymoon in Canggu? We’ve highlighted our favorite activities for couples in Canggu below. Highlights are the surf beach, shopping and nightlife. But there is more to explore around Canggu, and it’s a convenient starting point for day tours throughout the island.

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    Day at a Beach Club

    BeachClubMultiple locations around Canggu

    Spending a day at a beach club in Canggu can be very relaxing! Two of our favorites are The Lawn and La Brisa. Both are cool, laid back, and great for people who want to spend the day sunbathing, enjoying...

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    Tanah Lot Temple

    BeachCulture20m drive northwest of Canggu

    Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most well-known and photographed Hindu temples in Bali. It is located around 20 minutes north-west of Canggu, on the coast of Tabanan regency. This place is an excellent place to enjoy the sunset...

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    Craft Silver Jewelry Making Experience

    ActiveCultureBhg original45min from Canggu

    Meet with local artisans in the old Batuan village south of Ubud, where they still preserve the old way of making silver jewelry. Nowadays handcrafted jewelry is a rarity around the world, and your visit helps keep these Balinese traditional...

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  • Explore Canggu Nightlife

    ClubNightlifeAll around Canggu

    Canggu has some of the best nightlife globally, with beach bars, clubs, and chic destinations scattered around the coastal area. In Canggu, many of the most excellent venues to go out at night are practically right on the beach, making...

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  • La Brisa Beach Club


    La Brisa is hard to describe as its a very unique place. Its a bunch of simple wooden buildings surrounded by palm trees and with a pool in between. But somehow it all fits perfectly together, making it our favorite...

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  • Shopping around Canggu

    ShoppingBatu Bolong Street, Canggu

    Believe us when we say that shopping in Canggu is great! As Canggu is very fashion-conscious, many unique boutique shops have popped up all over Canggu. Jalan Batu Bolong, the main street from Batu Bolong beach inland, is home to...

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  • Simple Sunset Drinks at Cemagi's Cliff

    Relaxing & wellnessBeachSunset20min drive from Canggu

    Well known by locals, but for tourists a bit of a hidden gem. This sunset spot on Mengening Beach in Cemagi (close to Canggu) is very local, but lovely for a simple date. Here, you'll find simple local stalls lined...

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  • Surf at Batu Bolong Beach

    ActiveBeachBatu Bolong Beach, Canggu

    Why not try a new sport together during your honeymoon? Batu Bolong is the ideal beach for beginner surfers - after a bit of practise you might be able to catch a wave! You can rent a board for less...

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  • The Lawn Beach Club


    We love The Lawn. Very relaxing beach club right at the end of Batu Bolong, overlooking Canggu's black sand beach. During the day The Lawn is a calm beach club, but at night its one of the most popular places...

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  • Visit Asia's largest waterpark

    ActiveThrillKuta, 20 min drive from Seminyak

    Up for something fun? Waterbom Water Park Bali is the largest waterpark in Asia. It offers many pools and slides, some of which you can enjoy together with your partner. It takes only 20 minutes to get from the south...

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  • Amo Spa & Health Club

    Relaxing & wellnessCentral Canggu

    Amo Spa is the favorite place of many Canggu influencers - you may have seen their ice cold plunge pools in photos on Instagram or videos on Youtube. This health club is located right in the center of Canggu. It...

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  • Balinese Bridal Grooming Ceremony

    CultureBhg original30min from Canggu

    Are you sad your wedding is over? You can experience a traditional Balinese bridal grooming ceremony with your partner, and have professional pictures taken for a lasting memory! Step into the intricate world of Balinese wedding traditions as you dress...

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  • Finns Beach Club

    BeachClubBerawa near Canggu

    Great beachclub in the Berawa area of Canggu. Finns is one of the oldest beach clubs in thea area, is probably the most well-known club in Canggu, and has expanded a lot lately. While they still have the original...

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  • Honeymoon Photoshoot from Canggu

    ActivePrivate tourStart anywhere in Bali.

    Create lifetime memories of your honeymoon with professional photos!, and discover a wide variety of scenic locations in the process. Work with a professional photographer to take you around to beautiful spots around the island for spectacular honeymoon pictures with...

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  • Explore Bali by Antique Car

    ActiveDaytripPrivate tourBhg originalStart at your Canggu Hotel

    Cruise across the rice fields and jungle of Bali in a vintage car. In this tour you will enjoy the fresh air breeze through your hair while you explore landscapes, rice fields, temples, community farming and scenic villages from an...

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  • Ayung River Rafting from Canggu

    ActiveNatureStart & Finish at your Canggu Hotel.

    Explore Bali from a river! A raft takes you down Ayung River, through rice fields and jungle in some of the greenest parts of Bali. You'll pass waterfalls and have the opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters. These are...

    Private Rafting tour with hotel pickup
    Rated 4.7 with 900+ reviews at GetYourGuide. →
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  • Day Trip to Nusa Penida Island from Canggu

    NatureBeachDaytripGroup tourStart & finish at your Canggu hotel

    Visit Nusa Penida in a day! Nusa Penida is a tranquil island with spectacular cliffs and beaches, located in the Lombok Strait off the West coast of Bali. Reaching the island takes one hour by fast ferry from Sanur Harbour....

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  • Mount Batur Sunrise Hike + Hotsprings from Canggu

    ActiveNatureDaytripGroup tourStart & Finish at your Canggu Hotel.

    Hike up to Mount Batur for a spectacular sunrise with breakfast, and enjoy a well-deserved hot spring swim after your climb. An early wake-up, but well worth it!

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    Hotel Pickup + Guided Climb + Hotsprings 4.8 with 3K+ reviews. →
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  • Ubud Day Trip from Canggu

    ActiveNatureCulturePrivate tourStart from your Canggu Hotel

    It is possible to see the best of Ubud and its surroundings in single day! This highly rated PRIVATE tour (4.9 with 1100+ reviews) will pick you up in your South Bali hotel and drive you and your partner past...

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  • Instagram Highlights Tour from Canggu

    NatureCultureDaytripGroup tourPrivate tourPick-up in your Canggu Hotel

    The Instagram Highlights tour is an amazing choice for (aspiring) influencers, but don't worry if you and your partner prefer to live a more private life: it is a great opportunity to see the most scenic parts of Bali and...

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  • Munduk & Bedugul Day Trip from Canggu

    NatureCultureDaytripPrivate tourPick-up in your Canggu Hotel

    Ulan Danu Temple is the first picture that shows up if you Google Bali. It might be the most iconic sight on the island, situated against Lake Beratan in the Bedugul region of Bali. But this region has more to...

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  • Private Uluwatu Sunset Tour from Canggu

    CulturePrivate tourSunsetStart & Finish at your Canggu Hotel.

    Convenient option with hotel pickup. A private driver will pick you up at your hotel with his air-conditioned car, and show you around Uluwatu Temple overlooking the Indian Ocean and the traditional Balinese Kecak fire dance show (performance tickets not...

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  • East Bali Waterfall, Beach and Canyoning tour.

    NatureBeachThrillGroup tourStart from your Canggu Hotel

    A lot of water fun in a single day in the off-the-beaten path East Bali region. That is what this small group tour offers. You will be visiting a beautiful waterfall which is great for swimming (Tegenungan Waterfall), the scenic...

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  • Day trip with driver from Canggu

    Private tourPick-up in your Canggu Hotel

    Do you know exactly what you want to explore in Bali? Just hire a car with a private driver for a day and plan your own private tour. This is very easily arranged! Let a trusted driver with many 5-star...

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Need more inspiration? Check our list of 30 most romantic activities in all of Bali too.

Romantic Dining in Canggu

The food culture in Canggu is amazing! Canggu is known for it’s “hipster” healthy food - but there’s great options for anyone’s taste. Here’s our favorite romantic restaurants that could be a great visit for your honeymoon in Canggu:

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    JI Restaurant

    Casual diningViewpointJapaneseBatu Bolong Beach, Canggu

    Great viewpoint for sunset, where you can overlook the surfers catching the last waves of the day. We had really decent sushi here (try the "Tic Tac Toe" Chef Signature nigiris) and enjoyed creative mocktails, but the cocktails are supposed...

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    Sa'Mesa Canggu

    Casual diningItalianJl Tanah Barak street

    The happiest dinner experience in Bali. During your honeymoon, you probably prefer having dinner in a private most of the time. Sa'mesa is completely different. Here, you are seated at a large table with strangers who may become your friends...

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  • Casa Tua

    Local favoritesIndonesianBatu Bolong, Canggu

    Casa Tua is a cozy place where you can get unique but non-pretentious Indonesian food in a romantic old wooden house. When you're having lunch or dinner, you can enjoy a lovely setting while you explore the Indonesian cuisine.

  • Crate Cafe

    Breakfast & lunchBatu Bolong, Canggu

    The place to be in Bali, especially for brunch or lunch. You can't reserve here, so expect some queuing during busy hours to order your food. Crate serves affordable and healthy food in large portions, so no wonder why its...

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  • Indigo

    Fine diningJapaneseBerawa, Canggu

    On the other side of the Canggu shortcut, in Berawa, you will find a great place for high-end Sushi. Its a 20-minute drive from Batu Bolong, but by car this can take a bit longer sometimes if there is a...

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How to get to Canggu

It only takes one hour to get to Canggu by taxi from the airport, however this might be slightly longer due to traffic. Being quite close to the airport, Canggu serves as an excellent beginning point or ending destination for your honeymoon. It is easiest to schedule a taxi transfer with your hotel or make a reservation in advance (slightly cheaper than most hotel transfers). On the other hand, if you arrange a taxi on the spot at the airport, you will almost always be charged more money.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Canggu?

Canggu is located on Bali's west coast in Indonesia, approximately one hour drive from the airport. It's a bit further up from Seminyak.

How to get around in Canggu?

If you stay near Batu Bolong beach, you may walk. Renting a motorbike is the best way to get around, but traffic can be crazy. It's not the best place to learn! Taxis are cheap and easy to find all over.

How far is Canggu from Bali Airport?

By driving, it will take approximately one hour, but due to traffic this can take longer sometimes. If you need to catch an international flight, make sure to leave in time. It's most cost-effective to book a taxi in advance.

Is Canggu a good Honeymoon destination?

It’s the most popular area in Bali right now. If you don't mind the crowds, you can have a great time in this place. It could be a great starting point to explore less discovered parts of the island through day-trips.

How long should we stay in Canggu?

We suggest you staying for two to three nights. Alternatively, consider making it your base and do some day tours to the rest of the island from Canggu. In that case you can stay longer!

Next destinations

Map with regions of Bali. Bali Regions Map. If you’re looking for more (advanced) surf, are done with black sand, and want to see some stunning cliffs, head south to Uluwatu, a 1.5-hour drive south. Enough beach, fancy some jungle vibes? Proceed to Ubud, which is about an hour north.

Are you looking to get away from the crowds? Make your way to Nusa Penida Island or the off the beaten path island of Lombok. Getting to Sanur harbour to catch a ferry to Nusa Penida takes 45 minutes. Even calmer: the tranquil Bali dive town of Amed, which is about a three-hour drive north. Want to swim with dolphins on your honeymoon? Consider lodging at Lovina, which is around a three-hour journey north.

Definitely check our complete Bali Honeymoon Itineraries for inspiration.

Find your next destination after Canggu!

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    Made famous by Eat Pray Love. Jungle, art, rice fields, monkeys and spirituality.

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    Peninsula with cliffs, caves, surf and hidden beaches. Luxury resorts nearby.

    Read our Uluwatu Honeymoon Guide
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    NatureOff the beaten path

    Hidden gem with spectacular views. Explore crater lakes, waterfalls and temples.

    Read our Munduk Honeymoon Guide
  • Seminyak


    Upscale area with wide sandy beach, great restaurants and fancy beachclubs.

    Read our Seminyak Honeymoon Guide
  • Amed

    BeachCultureNatureDivingOff the beaten path

    Tranquil fishing villages, famous dive spots.

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  • Canggu


    Surf Beach, Party, Hipsers & Foodies.

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  • Candidasa

    BeachCultureNatureOff the beaten path

    Beautiful calm East Bali beach town.

    Read our Candidasa Honeymoon Guide
  • Lovina

    BeachCultureNatureDivingOff the beaten path

    Calm ocean away from the crowds. Watch dolphins and hike to waterfalls.

    Read our Lovina Honeymoon Guide
  • Nusa Dua


    Luxury hotels and (all-inclusive) resorts facing white sand beach with all the comforts you could wish for.

    Read our Nusa Dua Honeymoon Guide
  • Sidemen

    NatureCultureOff the beaten path

    Off the beaten path nature destination between rice fields and mountains.

    Read our Sidemen Honeymoon Guide
  • Sanur


    Long stretch of calm ocean beach close to Bali airport. Spectacular sunrise.

    Read our Sidemen Honeymoon Guide
  • Nusa Penida Island

    BeachNatureDivingBeyond bali

    Hilly island of the coast of Bali with spectacular cliffs and rock formations.

    Read our Nusa Penida Honeymoon Guide
  • Gili Islands

    BeachNatureDivingNightlifeBeyond bali

    Real tropical island vibes! Three small islands great for diving, beach and party.

    Read our Gili Islands Honeymoon Guide
  • Lombok Island

    NatureOff the beaten pathSurfBeachBeyond bali

    The large island West of Bali. Famous for surf, spectacular beaches and Mount Rinjani.

    Read our Lombok Honeymoon Guide

Written by Olivia & Dirk

Hi! We have put together this guide with a lot of care, based on our own experiences. As a couple, we have lived in Bali for the past 5 years, and we fell in love with the island. We have visited every corner of Bali, especially the romantic places ;-). While our articles do contain affiliate links, you can trust us to recommend only the experiences that we love.

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