Snow covers Mount Fansipan as temperatures plunge

Four days prior to the New Year Mount Fansipan in Sa Pa has been blanketed under 2 centimeters of snow, which succumbed to the first time this wintertime.

At around 5 a.m. Wednesday it began to snow on the 3,143-meter mountain.

Fansipan is well-known for its travelling trips and its peak houses a complicated of Buddhist pagodas as well as temples.

The temperature this morning in Sa was gauged at zero degrees Celsius and also it has often dived to minus 5 degrees.

Luu Minh Hai, former director of the Lao Cai Provincial Hydro-meteorological Terminal, said snowfall would certainly proceed for the next few days.

A thick layer of snow on a flagpole system at the top of Fansipan.

A path from a temple to the top of the hill is covered with snow and also presence is limited.

A bronze Buddha statue at the top on Mount Fansipan that shows up wonderful in the middle of the snow.

Mounted in 2015, the sculpture is 21.5 meters high as well as its pedestal is enhanced with a dragon and blossoms.

Mai Quang Thien, an employee of Sun Globe Fansipan Legend traveler complex, said: “Snow dropped from morning to 8:40 a.m. There is light rain on Fansipan and also the snow is starting to thaw.”

Snow blankets Kim Son Bao Thang Tu Holy place situated at an altitude of 3,100 m as well as five mins on foot to the top of Fansipan.

Plants on Fansipan are covered by a thick layer of ice.