"Door to Hell" Gas Deposit, Darvaza

Peer into the fiery chasm of "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit, a dramatic opening in the earth glowing with fire and heat. What began as a natural gas field collapsed during Soviet prospecting in 1971 and was promptly set on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas to neighboring towns. The 70 m (230 ft) wide hole, expected to burn out within weeks, has been alight ever since. Offering otherworldly views and photo opportunities, the remote site is best experienced after nightfall, so consider arranging to camp in the area to see the burning hole in all its glory. Put "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit into our Darvaza trip itinerary planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Darvaza.
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  • On the way out of the Uzbekistan to the Azerbaijan. 100 manats from Dashaus in Sharetak. The way back was 100 manats to Ashgabbad. I don't think you have to pay a lot of money to go on tour. Let's go by transit visa by all means.
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  • About 3.5-4 hours drive from Ashgabat towards Tashaus is one of the stunning places - a gas burning crater. I will not describe the history of appearance, only impressions and practical advice). Local travel companies organize day and overnight excursions to Darvaza, you can also visit on your own. The road is not perfect, but is not perfectly normal, it is better to travel in an SUV. The ideal time to visit the spring-green desert is a very short and wonderful state. Autumn and winter are also normal, in summer - hot. The crater needs to be inspected in daylight and of course in ...
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