"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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  • October 3, 2017
    one of the natural wonders of Turkmenistan the Darvaza crater is a magical experience, especially as we experienced ourselves; arrived at sunset in this desert wasteland, we settled at tented camp, we enjoyed the excellent dinner prepared by our guides, so that then we went around the crater after dark, just a few hundred meters, when the best, really it is strain, gets it right the title that he received; After a night in the tent, we went back to the crater at sunrise, watching the sun rise in the desert behind this show, although artificial, worth the trip. Obviously if you participate in an organized tour, you must bring tents, food, water, headlamp and dress appropriately
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  • October 2, 2017
    I visited the crater on my motorbike world-trip. Crossing Turkmenistan is already a bit strange, 45 degrees Celsius, unbelievable bad roads and nothing to see except of desert. Well..., if you think y...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    The visit to the Darvaza crater is undoubtedly the time climax of your visit to Turkmenistan. See how it gets dark and the fire will be illuminating the gaping hole is a show that you will not forget. Obviously, it is not crowded like nothing in Turkmenistan, also help that is nearly 300 km from the capital, Ashgabat. If you go to Turkmenistan, you must visit it, thinks that it can be turned off at any time...:)
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