Temperatures in Sapa, the most famous tourist site of northern Vietnam, are less than 4oC, but the town is very crowded with foreign and local visitors who come to celebrate Christmas. VietNamNet reports in photos:
Despite the cold spell, ethnic minority girls still travel to town from their far-away villages.
The cold doesn’t stop visitors.
All hotels decorate their entrances to welcome Christmas.
Hoang Manh Dung, Director of the Sapa Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told VietNamNet that the number of foreign visitors for Christmas has risen sharply in 2009.
The town’s church in fog.