Located in north-west Vietnam, at an altitude of 1,600m above sea level, Sapa is one of the places where snow and ice appears the most in Vietnam. According to preliminary statistics, from 1971 to 2011, snow fell 15 times in Sapa.
Most recently, on December 15, snow fell in the town of Sapa and lasted until the morning of December 16. Visitors could see snow in many areas around the town, such as the Heaven Gate, the Silver Waterfall, the Hoang Lien Son Mountain and the O Quy Ho Pass.
Going further into Y Ty commune in Bat Xat district, Lao Cai, tourists will feel better the beauty of snow, which cover the roads, the villages, the forest and the mountains here.