Lao Cai: Sa Pa forests covered by snow hinh anh 1Snow falls on the Fansipan mountain (Photo VNA)

Lao Cai (VNA) –
Another intense cold spell hit the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on January 31 with the temperature going down to 1.2 degrees Celsius, according to the local weather forecast station.

Particularly, at 8:00 am the same day, snow started to fall on the Fansipan mountain, which is the highest in Indochina at 3,143m, then on the area of Bac (Silver) waterfall – about 12km from Sa Pa town to the west and others.

Many tourists came to the areas of Bac waterfall and O Quy Ho mountain pass to see the snowfall, the rare weather pattern in tropical Vietnam.

Relevant agencies and local authorities have strengthened forces to prevent traffic jams and accidents in these areas.

Located 350km northwest of Hanoi capital city, Sa Pa is 1,600m high above sea level, with the average temperature of 15-18 Celsius degrees.

The whole town is dominated by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range which is famous with the Indochina’s highest mountain of Fansipan at a height of 3,142m above sea level.-VNA