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Bann Elephant Home
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7.6

Very good

68 reviews

68 reviews

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Phajao Mengrai Temple

120 m

Thai Dessert

180 m

Wat Phra Chao Mengrai Temple

240 m

Baan Thai Cookery School

250 m

Muennguenkong Temple

270 m

Popular landmarks
Wat Chedi Luang

490 m

Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)

500 m

Wua Lai Walking Street

610 m

Tha Phae Gate

1.2 km

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

1.8 km

Closest landmarks
Center of Thai Traditional and Complementary Medicine

110 m

Medical and Family Planning Services

180 m

Dr. Kittiwan Psychiatric Clinic

220 m

Prasing Clinic

220 m

Lanna Dental Clinic

330 m

Bann Elephant Home

4/1 Samlan Soi 7 Rd. T Pha Sing A.Muang , Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Old City, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wat Chedi Luang.

Highlights

Located in heart of Chiang Mai

Inside city center

490 meters to Wat Chedi Luang

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Tours

Concierge

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Chiang Mai are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport2.7 km

Rooms available at Bann Elephant Home

Basic Double Bed with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Private Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Fan - Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Dormitory 8 Bunk Beds
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 8 bunk beds
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Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Standard Double Room with Fan
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (1 Bunk Bed)
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Bann Elephant Home?

        Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

        How do I get to Bann Elephant Home?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Bann Elephant Home has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Mai with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

        Is breakfast offered at Bann Elephant Home?

        Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Bann Elephant Home. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 80 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

        What are my dining options at Bann Elephant Home?

        Bann Elephant Home features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

        What is the smoking policy at Bann Elephant Home?

        Bann Elephant Home does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

        What restaurants are nearby Bann Elephant Home?

        Bann Elephant Home is located in Old City, famous for good restaurants such as Jok Sompet, Huen Phen and Khao Soi Khun Yai.

        What popular shopping places are close to Bann Elephant Home?

        Bann Elephant Home is located in Old City area which features shopping places such as Thai Dessert, Bann Phor Liang Meun and Bumrung Buri Market.

        What are popular attractions near Bann Elephant Home?

        Bann Elephant Home is located in Old City area, which is famous for attractions such as Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple) and Wat Chiang Man.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Bann Elephant Home?

        Bann Elephant Home is located in the Old City area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Authentic Thai Elephant Sanctuary, Elephant sanctuary care Park and Siam Elephant.

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        What people love about Bann Elephant Home

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Great staff, great location and a nice room."

          Harry

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          February 14, 2020

        • 9.2

          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Staff are helpful and nice and the breakfast is good."

          George

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          February 2, 2020

        • 9.2

          Exceptional

          "Lively, lovely, joyful."

          GEORGE

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          February 11, 2019

        Property ranking|Compared to 3,265 Chiang Mai properties
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        Room comfort score
        5.4/10
        Room size
        18 sqm.
        Location score
        7.9/10
        Service score
        8/10
        Better than
        83
        %
        of Chiang Mai properties
        Bigger than
        82
        %
        of Chiang Mai properties
        Better than
        75
        %
        of Chiang Mai properties
        Better than
        74
        %
        of Chiang Mai properties
        Overall rating:

        7.6

        Very good
        68 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.5
        Facilities
        7.1
        Location
        7.9
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        More about Bann Elephant Home

        More about Bann Elephant Home

        Bann Elephant Home

        You'll be sure to see the absolute most of sights in Chiang Mai when you stay at Bann Elephant Home, right in the heart of the city center near all the famous landmarks.
        Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Bann Elephant Home. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Chiang Mai can be assisted with the car hire services available here. Parking is provided free of charge for guests.
        You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Bann Elephant Home. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
        Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with blackout curtains and air conditioning. You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Wake up with no worries at Bann Elephant Home, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee.
        Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Bann Elephant Home. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


        Around the property

        Venture outside the hotel and explore Chiang Mai. Your journey through Chiang Mai can be completed with a short shopping stop at Chiang Mai Night Bazaar located 1.8 km away. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum located 1.9 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists.


        Reasons to stay here

        Spend less here on rooms than you would at 83% of other accommodations in the city.
        Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 86% of accommodations in the city.
        This accommodation beats more than 82% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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        Amenities and facilities

        Very good
        Facilities

        7.1

        Languages spoken
        • English
        • Thai
        Internet access
        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Wi-Fi in public areas
        Things to do, ways to relax
        • Ticket services
        • Tours
        Dining, drinking, and snacking
        • Coffee shop
        Services and conveniences
        • Concierge
        • Elevator
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoking area
        Access
        • Pets allowed
        Getting around
        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [on-site]
        • Rental car
        Sports equipment rental
        • Bicycle rental
        Available in all rooms
        • Additional bathroom
        • Additional toilet
        • Air conditioning
        • Fan
        • Free bottled water
        • Internet access – wireless
        • Non-smoking
        • Shower
        • Towels
        • Wi-Fi [free]

        Food and dining

        Breakfast options
        • Continental

        Location

        4/1 Samlan Soi 7 Rd. T Pha Sing A.Muang , Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200
        Very good
        Location

        7.9

        Airports
        • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
          2.7 km 14 min drive
        • Lampang Airport (LPT)
          78.8 km
        Public transportation
        • Chiang Mai Railway Station
          3.6 km 18 min drive
        • Saraphi
          10.3 km
        Hospital or clinic
        • Center of Thai Traditional and Complementary Medicine
          110 m
        Shopping
        • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
          1.8 km
        Convenience store
        • 7 Eleven
          130 m
        Cash withdrawal
        • ATM
          340 m 7 min walk

        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks
        • Wat Chedi Luang
          490 m
        • Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)
          500 m
        • Wua Lai Walking Street
          610 m
        • Tha Phae Gate
          1.2 km
        • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
          1.8 km
        • Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum
          1.9 km
        • Chiang Mai Zoo
          4.7 km
        • Wat Phra That Doi Kham
          7.3 km
        • Chiang Mai Night Safari
          8.5 km
        • Elephant Rescue Park
          40.5 km
        Nearby landmarks
        • Center of Thai Traditional and Complementary Medicine
          110 m
        • Phajao Mengrai Temple
          120 m
        • Thai Dessert
          180 m
        • Medical and Family Planning Services
          180 m
        • Dr. Kittiwan Psychiatric Clinic
          220 m
        • Prasing Clinic
          220 m
        • Wat Phra Chao Mengrai Temple
          240 m
        • Baan Thai Cookery School
          250 m
        • Muennguenkong Temple
          270 m
        • Wat Pan Waen
          300 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

        Property policies

        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Children 0-9 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 10 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out
        • Check-in from13:00
        • Check-out until11:00
        • Reception open until12:00
        Getting around
        • Distance from city center1 km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)16
        Extras
        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)80 THB
        The property
        • Number of bars/lounges1
        • Number of floors3
        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 18
        • Room voltage220
        • Year property opened2013

        Reviews of Bann Elephant Home from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        7.6
        /
        10
        Cleanliness7.5
        Facilities7.1
        Location7.9
        Room comfort and quality5.4
        Service8.0
        Value for money7.7
        High score for Chiang Mai
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (9)
        8-9 Excellent (10)
        7-8 Very Good (5)
        6-7 Good (4)
        <6 Below Expectation (17)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (10)
        Jun - Aug (4)
        Sep - Nov (9)
        Dec - Feb (22)
        All guests (68)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Abdoalelaah
        Solo traveler
        Standard Fan - Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

        Feels like home”

        Bann Elephant Home feels like you’re at home. Nice, quiet and beautiful place. The staff is very helpful, will answer all your questions and give suggestions when needed. At the same time they will leave you alone when you don’t want to strike a conversation.

        Reviewed October 13, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Brian
        Solo traveler
        Standard Private Room
        Stayed 6 nights in September 2019

        Great value for money ”

        The staff at this hostel are friendly and great. They bend over backwards to help. It’s location is a plus. I would recommend this hostel for your stay in Chiang Mai, especially in the Old City, An Elderly Backpacker.

        Reviewed September 15, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Harry from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory 8 Bunk Beds
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

        Exceptional”

        Great staff, great location and a nice room. You can book lots of things with the hostel including a trip to the elephant sanctuary which I would highly recommend!

        Reviewed February 14, 2020

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        George from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Basic Double Bed with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in January 2020

        Great Hostel with Relaxed Vibe”

        We really enjoyed our stay here. The building is traditional Thai teak and has cool chill out and communal areas. The traditional build does mean you can hear your neighbours like they are in the room with you but people were respectful when we were there. Staff are helpful and nice and the breakfast is good. It's also a great location in the old city but a little bit out of the way so quieter.

        Reviewed February 02, 2020

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        GEORGE from Romania
        Couple
        Standard Private Room
        Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

        Excellent hostel in the old City of Chiang Mai”

        Lively, lovely, joyful.

        Reviewed February 11, 2019

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Bradley from Canada
        Group
        Dormitory 8 Bunk Beds
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Stay at this place”

        My mates and I stayed here a couple of nights, couldn’t ask for more. Great value and everyone loves you. Stay here.

        Reviewed March 30, 2019

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Bas from Netherlands
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in January 2019

        Great atmosphere”

        Bann Elephant is a beautiful traditional Thai home with lots of wood and cozy decoration that really feels like home. There are lots of places where you can sit down comfortably and meet some new friends or just read a book. The only bad thing is that the common bathrooms were not clean, the shelves looked like they had not been cleaned for months and there was a thick layer of grease on the water heaters. There's also no toiletries and not even soap. Ratings could easily go up if someone would take care of these basics.

        Reviewed February 05, 2019

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Klara
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory 8 Bunk Beds
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Nice and quiet hostel with welcoming family atmosphere ”

        But not the best hostel in Chiang Mai

        Reviewed June 12, 2019

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        6.4
        Good
        Olga from Spain
        Solo traveler
        Standard Fan - Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

        Cheap, noisy and smelly bathroom”

        It's a good deal for the price u pay, bathrooms were really smelly, there is no shampoo, shower gel, you have to bring your own. Wooden floors makes the while house super noisy, if u are not lucky with neighbours as I was. The room is small, but clean, we had problems with ants, they bite us over night. I would give it 5/10.

        Reviewed February 10, 2020

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        7.2
        Very good
        Kamaithorn from Thailand
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory 8 Bunk Beds
        Stayed 1 night in December 2019

        Cheap hostel with Lanna style”

        Cheap hostel Local house style

        Reviewed December 30, 2019

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        6.8
        Good
        Melvie from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory 8 Bunk Beds
        Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

        Good”

        My main issue is that it smells like stinky feet everywhere. I just couldn't stand it. The toilet needs improvement. The lighting in the room is too gloomy.

        Reviewed November 13, 2019

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        5.6
        Agnieszka from Poland
        Couple
        Standard Private Room
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

        Nie polecam”

        Miły personel i dobra lokalizacja i koniec plusów. W pokojach są pluskwy, proponowano nam inne pokoje, wszędzie brudna i poplamiona pościel. Nie warto.

        Reviewed December 06, 2019

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        4.8
        Katie from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Fan - Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

        We couldn’t sleep!”

        When we first arrived at Bann elephant, I was so happy as it looked very chilled and unique, however everything is wooden, and it’s only a wooden panel between rooms, so we could hear everything. Shared showers wasn’t clean. Communal area was lovely, staff were helpful.

        Reviewed January 28, 2020

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        4.8
        Blayne from Canada
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in January 2019

        Acceptable”

        We were there when some of the bathrooms were under construction which was unfortunate

        Reviewed January 20, 2019

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        3.6
        Benjamin from Costa Rica
        Couple
        Standard Private Room
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

        Uncomfortable, noisy, no daylight...”

        We had booked a room with own bathroom and gardenview. We had our own bathroom but the gardenview was a 50x20 cm hole in the upper end of the wall. Garden view like in a prison or even less. It was really noisy all the time cause the rooms were next to the hang around area. Also we heard every step from the people on the room on the floor ebove us. One night we were sitting outside in the later Evening at the smoking area. Every time we were sitting there they usually turned on the fan against the mosquitos. On that evening they turned of and told us it’s time to go to bed. Well no problem but the way they told us were really impolite. Can’t recommend this hostel. Sorry.

        Reviewed October 11, 2019

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        8.7
        Excellent
        Joseph from United States
        Couple
        Standard Fan - Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in March 2015

        Awesome Place”

        Common Areas Were Beautiful, Very easy check in/out, clean rooms/bathrooms

        I absolutely loved the look, feel, and experience of the Baan Elephant House. It seemed like the best combination of location, amenities, and value on Agoda so I chose it just based on what I saw on the site. My time there was so great that when I went back to Chiang Mai I stayed at Baan Elephant House everytime. A good mix of travelers stay here and it can be a quiet place to enjoy yourself.

        Reviewed March 09, 2015

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        8.7
        Excellent
        Rosalie from United States
        Couple
        Standard Fan - Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

        Ease ad comfort in the old city”

        Value, room cleanliness, quiet

        We were mostly using the room for a homebase as we met with friends around town and looked for jobs. The old city is probably not the ideal locale for this sort of visit but Baan elephant was a pleasant place to stay. Additionally those working there were helpful and even allowed me to use their iron to prepare my interview attire. This is a totally clean and chill guesthouse that I will reccomend to all friends coming into town!

        Reviewed March 22, 2015

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        TING from China
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory 8 Bunk Beds
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

        good staff”

        In the corner of the old city, we cannot find it in the first time but latter is ok. It's so clean here,and the staff so nice!

        Reviewed May 30, 2017

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        7.3
        Very good
        Roxy from United States
        Couple
        Basic Double Bed with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

        Great for the price!”

        Price, location, cool building

        Located near the southwest corner of the Old City. The three story open tree-house like building is cool. We stayed for a few nights. The walk to Thapae Gate was a little far but nothing to discourage you - unless you hate walking. Good restaurant not too far, laundry across the street. The beds are hard mattresses on the floor. Kinda local Thai style. But the rooms are clean along with the shared bathroom. Lots of open public spaces to look out over the town or read a book. Not traffic noise either! We tried to stay longer but they were booked.

        Reviewed March 05, 2015

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        5.2
        Melodyan from Italy
        Family with young children
        Standard Fan - Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

        Not welcoming”

        We have a 7 months baby, and the first welcome was asking us if the baby crying in the night because the room are wooden room. Well it's a baby, our is not a crying baby, but anyway this does not make us feel confortable. If they have problems they could write not babies and pet allowed!! The room is small, but very clean, the matrass very confortble, but the room is completely dark. 2 windows looking inside the living room!!! In our floor for more than 10 room plus a dorm we had just 2 shared bathroom!! The price compare to the facilities was the most expensive we paid in Chiang Mai, and we are travelling in Chiang Mai many years

        Reviewed March 12, 2017

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