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Icy grip takes hold of Vietnam's highest mountain

By Nguyen Viet Mai, Phuong Son   October 31, 2017 | 01:48 pm GMT+7

Temperatures dropped to zero on the country’s highest peak Fansipan on Tuesday morning.

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Visitors on a cable car station near the top of Fansipan, which rises to 3,143 meters (10,311 feet) as the highest mountain in Indochina.

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Part of the station was covered in frost as temperatures dropped to freezing point at 7.30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

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A visitor was so impressed he had to feel it for himself.

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Orchids were covered in ice.

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Frozen water formed beautiful structures, but they melted after an hour.

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The mountain in northern Vietnam has seen frost and snow in recent years to the astonishment of many tourists to Sa Pa.