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Tourists enjoy frosty beauty of northern Viet Nam

Update: December, 17/2015 - 17:00
O Quy Ho, the highest mountain pass in Viet Nam, is covered in hoarfrost after three chilly days. Temperatures have dipped below two degrees Celsius. — Photos vnexpress.net

LAO CAI (VNS) — Hoarfrost, formed from frozen steam, appeared in the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai and Cao Bang after a bout of chilly weather, with temperatures dropping below three degrees Celsius.

Khuong Quang Hanh, head of the Tram Ton ranger station at the Hoang Lien National Park in Sa Pa Town, Lao Cai Province, said that by 5am today, hoarfrost had appeared at the peak of O Quy Ho, the highest mountain pass in Viet Nam – some 1,959 metres above sea level, and the Silver Waterfall area – some 1,800 metres above sea level.

Many local people and visitors from other cities and provinces have rushed to Sa Pa Town to enjoy the beauty of the frosty landscape and to snap photos.

The provincial Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said today was the third day that the Sa Pa, Bat Xat and Bac Ha districts had experienced temperatures below three degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature recorded this year.

The chilly weather, especially early in the morning and at night, will continue for the next several days, it said.

The centre has warned of mist tonight, which may cause huge losses for local agricultural production.

Tourists rush to northern mountainous province of Cao Bang to enjoy the beauty of hoarfrost and to take photos.

At Phia Oac Peak, the second highest pass in Cao Bang Province, frost has been seen everywhere. On the road from Phia Den to the peak, frost has started covering the houses and crops.

On social media websites, tourists have also shared photos of the frost in the Sung La and Ta Phin communes of Dong Van District in Ha Giang Province. — VNS

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