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In tropical Vietnam, visitors rush to northern mountain to see frost

Monday, December 31, 2018, 16:39 GMT+7
In tropical Vietnam, visitors rush to northern mountain to see frost
The Mau Son area is covered with frost on December 30, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Tourists started rushing to the peak of Mau Son Mountain in the northern Vietnamese province of Lang Son to have a first-hand experience of frost as part of their New Year celebration, as temperature there dipped to minus 0.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

Frost started to form atop the mountain, located in Loc Binh District, on Sunday morning as mercury plummeted to minus 0.5 degrees Celsius due to a cold spell that has been hitting the area since Friday.

At an altitude of about 1,600 meters above sea level, the peak of Mau Son was blanketed with a captivating white color under the frosty weather conditions.

As the phenomenon occurred on the occasion of the New Year celebration, where most salaried people in Vietnam are given four days off from December 29 to January 1, many visitors decided to flock to the summit of Mau Son to witness the rare scenery.

Vehicles fill a mountain pass leading to Mau Son tourist area. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vehicles fill a mountain pass leading to the Mau Son tourist area. Photo: Tuoi Tre

In order to reach the location, people had to travel on a curvy mountain pass. But this apparently was not an issue for tourists, with the route filled with vehicles as of Sunday afternoon.

According to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, the effect of the cold front is expected to linger until January 2.

A section of the mountain pass is congested on December 30, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A section of the mountain pass is congested on December 30, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Frost form at Mau Son. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Frost forms at Mau Son. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Frost form at Mau Son. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Frost forms at Mau Son. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Frost form at Mau Son. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Frost forms at Mau Son. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Tourists take photos from of the phenomenon. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Tourists take photos of the phenomenon. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Tourists take photos from of the phenomenon. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Tourists take photos of the phenomenon. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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