Hotel Unearths Memories of the Vietnam War

October 21, 2012 3:00 PM

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Hotel Unearths Memories of the Vietnam War

Forty years after the last bombs fell on Vietnam's capital city, a chance discovery of a bomb shelter in the grounds of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has prompted the hotel to create the Path of History tour, giving guests a taste of what life was like during the dark days of the Vietnam War.

The climax of the tour is a descent into a long-lost, recently unearthed wartime bunker in the hotel grounds. It was erected in the wake of operation Rolling Thunder in February 1965 as a refuge for guests and remained in operation until the U.S. concluded its Christmasbombing campaign in 1972.

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