Early snowfall in Sapa attracts visitors

  • 04:35 - 2015/01/04

(VOV) -Thousands are flocking to Sapa to welcome the early arrival of snow this year and bask in the alpine Swiss Alps atmosphere typified by the splendour of the glistening landscapes in the winter sun.

Sapa, lying 1,600 metres above sea level amongst Vietnam’s highest mountains, is famous as a quaint, quiet and isolated town with beautiful views of snow-covered winter landscapes. Some photos from December 15:

 

Snow 20 cmthickblankets many places

Snow covers the terraces, the artificial wonders for the first time in more than 50 years

It has only snowed 15 times since 1971, with the largest in February 1968

Sunlight glittering off snow has brightened the landscapes for decades

 
 
Heavy snow damages crop areas and blocks traffic on many roads
 

Icy conditions and heavy snow on O Quy Ho Pass and Fansipan Peak

 
 
 
 
 
 

Source: VOV

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