The Door to Hell : Flaming Crater in Turkmenistan

This place is called by locals “The Door to Hell”. It is situated near the small town of Darvaza. The story of this place lasts already for 35 years. Once the geologists were drilling for gas. Then suddenly during the drilling they have found an underground cavern, it was so big that all the drilling site with all the equipment and camps got deep deep under the ground.

None dared to go down there because the cavern was filled with a poisonous gas. It's 60 meters in diameter and was apparently created sometime in the 50s when the Soviets were prospecting for natural gas in this area.


  1. Nice story. Walaupun saya agak terseret-seret bacanya, karena gak jago bahasa Inggris :D

    Salam kenal.

  2. Makasih Mas udah mampir ke blog saya :-) Saya barusan mampir balik and salam kenal juga yach..

  3. Amazing... this blog is simply beautiful!


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