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Tua Chua Karst Plateau scenic drive
An amateur photographer recently took a drive through the Tua Chua Karst Plateau and shared these beautiful images of the scenic plateau sandwiched between the high mountains of north-western Vietnam.
A view of the Tua Chua Karst Plateau seen from high above.
All the residents of the Tua Chua Karst Plateau are Mong ethnic minority people.
Most roads are lined with stone fences.
The Mong grow cereals on small fields among the rugged rocky plates.
A Mong farmer struggles to cultivate among the rocks.
The Mong people are accustomed to a harsh life here.
A rock barrier made by the Mong people.
Stone permeates every facet of Mong life here.
Trump: Change Senate rules ‘immediately’ to pass GOP plans
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