Snow around Taiwan wows locals (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/24
By: Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) Snow, which is rarely seen in Taiwan, an Asia-Pacific

Taipei's Yangmingshan

Taipei’s Yangmingshan

island crossed by the Tropic of Cancer, wowed people around the island Sunday with the appearance of the white stuff, from the capital Taipei in the north to Pingtung County in the south.

Under the influence of a strong cold air mass, many places around Taiwan — even those located at an altitude of only 400 to 500 meters — received a covering of snow or soft hail overnight, exciting the locals, who likely have never seen a silver world in real life since they were born.

Despite low temperatures, people were seen swarming to elevated areas, including Jiangziliaoshan (726 meters) in Keelung, Taipei’s Yangmingshan, and Linkuo and Pinglin in New Taipei, to appreciate the natural beauty painted by snow.     [FULL  STORY]

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