Cold snap draws tourists to hills

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Icy weather brought winter chills to the Mau Son Tourism Area in mountainous Lang Son Province on Jan 5 morning after a severe cold spell hit northern Vietnam, according to the provincial Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre.

Temperatures dropped to minus 0.6 degrees at 7am and rain added to the severity of the weather, said Ha Van Tien, director of the provincial centre.

Day-time temperatures were no higher than 4-6 degrees Celsius in other areas in the province, he said.

Temperatures in the area were forecast to drop even lower during the next three days, said Tien.

Despite the severe cold, numbers of young visitors higher than normal travelled to the Mau Son Tourism Area to see ice on Jan. 5 afternoon, reported a Vietnam News Agency correspondent in the province.

Source: VNA