Snow fell in Lao Cai, visitors raced to show off check-in pictures

 Snow-covered the lawns and branches in the highland communes of Lao Cai province such as Y Ty, Sapa, O Quy Ho, many tourists flocked to these places to take pictures and play with the snow.

According to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting, the cold air mass continues to increase, at Y Ty (Bat Xat, Lao Cai), the temperature drops below 0 degrees Celsius. This is the first time it snows in winter. this year due to the long lasting cold air.

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According to local people, around 10 p.m. on January 10, the first snowflakes fell on Y Ty highlands. Photo: Phu Suy Thó

Ms. Nguyen Hong Thu Trang, a visitor from Hanoi, said: “I came to Y Ty yesterday but there was no snow so I went back to Sapa and today I heard snow, I drove back”.

“Due to the careful preparation of clothes, shoes to heating pads and excitement in the snow, the cold is also reduced somewhat. However, you should not stay outside for too long,” said Trang. shall.

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This is the 4th time Ms. Trang has come to Lao Cai to watch the snow. Compared to the previous times, Trang said that the 2014 snowfall in Y Ty was the most beautiful. Photo: Nguyen Hong Thu Trang.
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Trang enjoys playing with snow in the high mountains of Y Ty. Photo: Nguyen Hong Thu Trang.

Before that, on 2 weekends, many tourists came to take photo check-in from the weekend, when hearing news of frost on the mountains. 

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Lucky tourists can admire the snow. Photo: Photo: Phu Suy Thó
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Mr. Hien and his wife went from Hai Phong to Y Ty to watch the snow, he said, this is the first time they have seen snow in Vietnam. His delegation was one of the first tourists present in Y Ty this morning (January 11). Photo: Hientroc
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Snow covered the roofs of the houses of the people in Y Ty. Photo: Hientroc
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Visitors were very excited when they first saw the ice and snow. Photo: Hientroc
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In the villages: Ngai Cho, Mo Phu Chai, Phan Can Su, Phin Ho of Y Ty commune (Bat Xat), snow covered the surface of plants, hills, and roofs … the temperature in Y Ty was still very low. Photo: hientroc
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Although the way to Y Ty is quite bad plus the cold “cut meat”, many tourists do not mind the difficulty of going up here to “hunt” the beautiful snow and snow like in cold Europe. Photo: Pham Ngoc Trien
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Tourists take pictures with snow. Photo: Pham Ngoc Trien
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Functional forces on duty in icy weather. Photo: Pham Ngoc Trien

Also in this morning (January 11), at the top of O Quy Ho Pass, located on the road connecting the two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau, there was also light snowfall, snow covered branches and grass tops.

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This phenomenon has caused many tourists to come here to enjoy the wonderful natural scenery. Photo: Phong Thai
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Phong Thai, a young photographer from Hanoi, said that this morning in O Quy Ho, there were about 500 tourists coming to take pictures and visit. Photo: Phong Thai

“The main purpose is to hunt for snow, that’s why I chose O Quy Ho as my first shooting point. But the snow here is falling rather thin, not as originally planned, so I switched to macro photography of frozen flowers and I am quite satisfied, “Phong Thai shared.

At noon of the same day, Thai and his group members moved from O Quy Ho to Y Ty to admire the snowfall and “hunt” for photos.

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The weather is cold and cold, but many visitors are still excited to pose in the middle of the “frozen” mountains to have beautiful pictures. Photo: Phong Thai

According to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting, the cold, damaging cold pattern still remains in the North until January 12.

The possibility of snow rain only appears today, tomorrow the North turns cold and dry, it is sunny, the air humidity is low. Tourists coming to Y Ty to take pictures with snow should be very careful because the road is slippery.

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