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IMAGES: Dine amid landmines, ammo at China's military bar

Last updated on: July 18, 2012 08:06 IST

IMAGES: Dine amid landmines, ammo at China's military bar

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The headquarters of former Chinese military leader Lin Biao has been converted into a military-themed bar.  Here old military ordnance has been used as furniture including sandbags, helmets, artillery shells and landmines.

Shaped in the form of an aeroplane, an attendant opens the door to the entrance of a cave that was once the headquarters of former Chinese Communist military leader Lin Biao, located in mountains on the outskirts of Beijing . The cave has been turned into a 'Military Bar' using old military ordnance as furniture including sandbags, helmets, artillery shells and land mines.

Marshal Lin Biao used the cave as his military headquarters in 1968 shortly before he died when his plane crashed in Mongolia following what appeared to be a failed coup to oust Chairman Mao. He was shortly after his death officially condemned as a traitor by the Communist Party of China.

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Communist symbols adorn the roof of the entrance to a cave that was once the headquarters of Biao.


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A mock aeroplane cockpit can be seen at the entrance to a cave that was once the Biao's headquarters.


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Sandbags, guns and helmets can be seen next to a table under a portrait of former Chinese chairman Mao Zedong in the bar.


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Sandbags and guns can be seen next to a table under a portrait of Mao Zedong in the bar. 


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A gas mask hangs next to a poster of Mao Zedong in the cave, which has now been converted into a bar.


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A room decorated with military maps and old propaganda posters can be seen in the cave.


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Sandbags and guns can be seen next to a table under a portrait of former Chinese Communist military leader Lin Biao in a cave that was once the headquarters of Lin, located in mountains on the outskirts of Beijing.


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Old parachutes hang above tables in the bar.


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Stools made from old artillery shells and land mines can be seen at the bar.


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Old bombs converted into lamps hang above a bar in a cave that was once the headquarters of Biao.


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Sandbags and guns can be seen in the bar.


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Ammunition sits atop ordnance boxes in the bar.


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Grenades and a tank mine sit atop ordnance boxes in a cave that was once the headquarters of Bioa.


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The entrance to a cave, shaped in the form of an aeroplane, can be seen under a mountain that was once the headquarters of Bioa.


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