Sapa tea hill to be closed due to litter crisis
Oolong tea hill in Sapa Town in the northern province of Lao Cai will be shut from tomorrow, December 3 after being harmed by visitors.
The Oolong tea hill located on the road to O Quy Ho Pass is home to many Japanese cherry trees which are blooming.
Litters left by visitors at the hill.
The hill was recently opened to visitors free of charge. Tourists are allowed to visit the cherry tree areas from 7:30 am to 5 pm every day. They have to show ID to the hill’s security officers.
However, since then, it has been common to see tourists littering and picking cherry blossoms. Some even shake cherry trees to make the blossoms fall and use them as their decorations for taking photos.
The hill is home to many Japanese cherry trees which are blooming.
Many people who have not yet had a chance to visit the hill have been disappointed about the closure and strongly oppose what part of tourists did with the hill.
The cherry trees were grown by the Taiwanese owner of Oolong tea hill for more than 10 years ago.
Tea harvesting is currently underway on the hill. Dtinews
Japanese cherry blossoms at Sapa Town near Mount Fansipan are currently blooming, creating a picturesque scenery.