Tours To Fansipan Cancelled For Safety

Officials from Vietnam’s northern highlands have ordered travel firms to suspend all tours to the country’s highest peak Fansipan as a heavy cold spell starting freezing the area.

Tours To Fansipan Cancelled For Safety
Photo by Vivian Ng
A statement from the management board of Hoang Lien National Park said all tours to Fansipan, a 3,143-meter (10,311 feet) mountain that rises above Sa Pa and all hiking activities around the resort town between January 23 and 27 must be cancelled for safety reason.

The order came as tourists kept flocking to the northern highlands with an attempt to enjoy the rare chill on mountain tops.

Travel firms said they have given tourists a refund and kept them around Sa Pa town, which has also seen a lot of snow from early Sunday with temperature dropping to minus 2 degrees Celsius.

Snow occasionally appears in Sa Pa and other places in the northern highlands, drawing a lot of curious foreign and local tourists every time. Snow blanketed the area just more than a month ago.

Temperatures in Hanoi, Hai Phong and northern plains have dropped to around eight degrees the past days while southern Vietnam has been forecast to be chilly at 17 degrees the coming week.Many tourists from Hanoi and other northern provinces have come to the town just in time for the snow. Many said they feel so excited about the "western" experience. 

Snow has fallen in Sa Pa for several winters since 2013, and tourists are still amazed every time. The phenomenon has painted a perfect picture of green and white around town.

   Besides Sa Pa, there are many other wonderful destinations for tourists to take a look at. If you still don't have any specific idea, you can refer to these Vietnam tour schedules. We offer many different types of travel from adventure tours to luxury cruises or beach holidays in Vietnam to help tourists to fully explore Vietnam in landscapes, culture as well as cuisine.

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