Secret Bunker Tour in Hanoi
Updated: Feb 20, 2020
The Sofitel Metropole’s bomb shelter protected guests including famous visitors like Joan Baez and Jane Fonda from air raids during the American War (1964 – 1973). After the war the bunker was closed and sealed until a chance rediscovery by the hotel engineering department during the renovation of the Bamboo Bar in 2011.
It was reopened in May 2012 to honor the extraordinary efforts of employees during shared hardships of wartime. Today, this space serves as a memorial to their courage and perseverance and to remember what should never be forgotten.