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​Snow blankets Vietnam’s Sa Pa (photos)

Thursday, February 01, 2018, 10:26 GMT+7

The cold spell developed in the country’s northern region on Tuesday night, causing temperature in several localities to nose dive.

As of Wednesday morning, local weather services were reporting temperatures at 1.2 degrees Celsius in Sa Pa Town, a famous tourist destination nestled 1,600 meters above sea level in Vietnam’s northern mountains.

Snow first started falling at on Mount Fansipan, Vietnam’s highest peak at 3,134 meters, at 8:00 am. Fansipan sits just nine kilometers southwest of Sa Pa.

As temperatures continued dropping, snowfall spread to nearby areas, including Sa Pa Town and other localities in Lao Cai Province.

Snow was still falling in Sa Pa as of 1:15 pm on that same day.

The weather pattern was forecast to linger until early Thursday morning.

A man walks through his snow-covered yard in Sa Pa Town
A man walks through his snow-covered yard in Sa Pa Town
Snow falls in Sa Pa on January 31, 2018.
Snow falls in Sa Pa on January 31, 2018.
Peach blossoms bloom in the snow.
Peach blossoms bloom in the snow.
Local residents don warm clothes to protect themselves from the cold weather.
Local residents don warm clothes to protect themselves from the cold weather.
A bush is blanketed in snow in Sa Pa.
A bush is blanketed in snow in Sa Pa.
Visitors take photos of the rare snowy weather.
Visitors take photos of the rare snowy weather.
Snow covers grass alongside a street in Sa Pa.
Snow covers grass alongside a street in Sa Pa.
Frost forms on tree branches.
Frost forms on tree branches.
A veggie garden is covered in snow.
A veggie garden is covered in snow.
People travel under through the snow.
People travel under through the snow.
A visitor holds a snowball.
A visitor holds a snowball.

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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