Looking Into Darvaza Gas Crater – Darvaza, Turkmenistan

Looking into Darvaza Gas Crater - Darvaza, Turkmenistan
© July 30 2007, Uncornered Market

The hell-like Darvaza Gas Crater blazes away in the middle of the Karakum desert, with nothing but stillness for miles and miles around. The crater is not a natural phenomenon, but a by-product of gas exploration in the 1950s. The crater collapsed and someone decided to burn the gas off by lighting it on fire. Today, it still burns…

Read more about our visit to Turkmenistan.

Joe Ng
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