Trees, cable car station freeze up on Fansipan Mountain

The temperature at the peak of Fansipan Mountain in Sapa, Lao Cai Province has dropped to 0 degrees Celsius, leaving trees and the cable car station encased in ice.

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At 7:30am on October 31, the temperature stood at 0 degrees Celsius at the cable car station at the summit of Fansipan Mountain.

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Icicles hanging from walls and surfaces inside the cable car station.

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Some visitors were surprised at the sudden freeze up, though many were delighted to take photographs of the icicles.

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Orchid flowers are frozen solid.

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At around 8:30am on October 31, when sunlight reached the summit, the frost began to melt.

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The peak of Fansipan Mountain is 3,143 meters above the sea level. The area freezes up at least twice a year.

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Luu Minh Hai, Director of Lao Cai Hydro-meteorological Centre said that the temperature in Sapa Town, which is 1,570 meters high above the sea level, was 8 degrees Celsius in the early morning of October 31. The temperature will drop by an average of 0.6 degrees C with every 100 meter altitude gain.

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