‘Mysterious’ bunker beneath Metropole hotel

Beneath the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi lays a bunker that was used as a bomb shelter back in Vietnam wars dozens of decades ago.


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While laying the foundation for a bar at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in 2011, construction workers uncover an air raid shelter constructed during the past war with the US






Flashlights and helmets are provided for visitors wanting to explore the bomb shelter





In 2013, the bunker receives a UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation





View of foyer tunnel more than 2 metres long, 6 rooms with two entrances, one below the pool and one at the hotel centre





In 2013, the bunker receives a UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation





When being found, items in the bunkers remain nearly untouched 








Measuring 40 square metres, the bomb shelter under the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is open to its guests





View of foyer tunnel more than 2 metres long, 6 rooms with two entrances, one below the pool and one at the hotel centre








Measuring 40 square metres, the bomb shelter under the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is open for free to its guests





Australian diplomat Bob Deveraux carves his autograph on the wall back in 1975





While laying the foundation for a bar at Hanoi’s Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in 2011, construction workers uncover an air raid shelter constructed during the past war with the US



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