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‘The Door to Hell’ in Turkmenistan

‘The Door to Hell’ as seen at night, via Wikipedia.

In the middle of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan, there is a huge flaming crater. Known as ‘The Door to Hell', it has been burning since 1971. Bakhrom Mananov on Central Asia Notes has more on this, including magnificent photos and videos.

  • http://www.bakhrom-mananov.blogspot.com/ Bakhrom

    Dear Alexander,

    Thank you very much for sharing it, I really appreciate it, have a nice day :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniela.kantorova Daniela Kantorova

    Very beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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