Despite Hanoi having spent huge sums of money on pedestrian underpasses, most of them remain abandoned or misused by local residents.
Big money was spent to build the tunnels
Many years after opening only the pedestrian tunnels opposite My Dinh bus station remains in regular use. Other tunnels including ones at Nga Tu So, Pham Hung, Nguyen Xien and Khuat Duy Tien remain ignored or have been misused.
The government spent billions of VND to build the tunnels but most of them are just used as selling places or toilets.
Old people find the stairs inconvenient
People still cross the street despite the pedestrian tunnel
Some even use abandoned tunnels as toilet
Make-up shops cluster in front of tunnel entrance
Playground for kids in Nga Tu So tunnel
A good place to exercise
A tunnel used for storage
or sleeping place