Fan Si Pan

Fan Si Pan

(fäN sē päN), peak, 10,312 ft (3,143 m) high, on the divide between the Red and Black rivers, NW Vietnam, near the Chinese border. It is the highest point in Vietnam.

Fan Si Pan

 

a mountain massif in northwestern Vietnam; part of the Hoang Lien Son Range. The massif rises to a maximum elevation of 3,143 m. It is composed primarily of quartzites, granites, and gneisses. The steep slopes are deeply cut by gorges, and the crests are pointed. The slopes have evergreen forests and, above 1,700–1,800 m, deciduous and coniferous forests.

References in periodicals archive ?
The Yao, who have been in Vietnam since the 13th century, cultivate wet rice in terraces where the terrain allows it, such as here in the shadow of Mount Fan Si Pan near Sa Pa.