Residents and tourists in mountainous Northern Vietnamese were treated to a rare sight Monday: snow. Al Jazeera reports that such was the rush to see this rare occurrence that roads were backed up in the area:
The snow caused a five-hour traffic jam as people drove into the mountainous provinces of Lao Cai and Ha Giang to see the wintry flurries.
Not surprisingly, Twitter and YouTube have been abuzz with images and videos of the event. Here is a selection:
— ho thanh tam (@hothanhtam2) December 16, 2013
Sapa có tuyết, cảnh đẹp như mơ…. huhuhu <3 pic.twitter.com/jtHJfsFQc9
— Victin Nguyen (@VictinNguyen) December 17, 2013
— 강인 (@Himsenkoy) December 17, 2013