Meet the forgotten twin sister of Sa Pa in northern Vietnam

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Not many people know about Binh Lieu District in the northern province of Quang Ninh, as the province is usually associated with Ha Long Bay.
The mountainous district can be called another version of Sa Pa, the famous town in Lao Cai Province, with similar climate, landscape and cultural diversity. 
It is hard to resist the charms of the rice terraces, the green mountains, the white waterfalls and the peaceful villages here.
In the forests, flowers are almost always in bloom, all year long.
 An overview of a rural village in Binh Lieu District. Photos: Lao Dong Newspaper/Do Giang
 Cao Ba Lanh Mountain in Dong Van Commune, Binh Lieu District
 Baskets of rice outside a house 
 Local people harvest rice on a paddy field.
 Cherry blossoms in a village 
 Local houses
 A Dao Thanh Y ethnic woman in Binh Lieu
 Mountains followed by mountains as seen from the district
 Brassica blossoms
 A native flower in Binh Lieu
 A field of dong (Phrynium placentarium) plants
 A rural village in the afternoon 

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