"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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  • I camped out next to the crater by myself; it was an awesome experience. An interesting place to ponder life whilst trying to find the source of all of that energy. It's so much larger than the photos...  more »
  • I traveled solo there directly from Uzbekistan border. Took a taxi, which costed me 15Manat from the border to the city of Dashoguz. And from there, I took a shared taxi to Darvaza, which costed me 10...  more »
  • We visited the Darvaza Gas Crater as part of our 17 day tour of the 4 Stans of Central Asia. From the photos on the Internet and tour brochures, it looked like a massive cauldron of fire with the surr...  more »

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