Within the city were stores, restaurants, schools, theaters, barbershops, and even a roller skating rink. The underground city also featured over 1,000 air raid shelters, and it was built to house up to forty percent of the Beijing’s population in the event of an attack.
Amazingly, there are rumors that every home had a secret trapdoor to allow the citizens to quickly retreat to the great underground complex. In 2000, the giant city was officially opened up as a sort of tourist attraction, and some of the shelters are actually used as youth hostels.
Nutty News Today - Nutty News Videos - Today’s Nutty Joke - Nutty Facts - Nutty News Facebook Fan Page - Nutty News Marketplace - Subscribe: Nutty News posts by email
Posted by Staff at Tuesday, January 22, 2013