Guests have been coming to the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi for over one hundred years. Little did they know, that a war bunker was right beneath their feet since the beginning of the Vietnam War.

Vietnam has long been at peace however war remnants such as this one remain above and below the ground.

Emma MacKenzie explores the bunker and why it has remained one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets.

Camera by Emma MacKenzie and Hannah Konecny


Emma Mackenzie and Nicole Rowles explore Cat Ba Island, Halong Bay’s local tourist hub.

Just 45 minutes from Halong City, the Bay’s largest island can be reached independently, as well as through guided tours.