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Gateway to hell

  1. 1. DARWAAZ GATE WAY TO HELL
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION In the middle of the “Karakum Desert”, lies the most magnificent and incredible lesser-known wonders of the world, the “Gate Way TO Hell”. This crater, is a large burning hole on the surface of the EARTH which is 60 meters wide and 20 meters deep. Due to the extensive fire it is know as “gate-way to hell”. This crater, is situated near a small village named “DARWAZ” in TURKMENISTAN.
  3. 3. History Near, the small village of DARWAAZ, are inexhaustible reservoirs of fuel gas. In 1971, the “Soviet-Union” geologists, find a huge cluster of Gas reservoir. As a result of excavations and drilling exploratory wells the geologists stumbled on an underground cavern. Which resulted in the creation of a hole filled with poisonous gas. As a matter of fact, all the equipments and the vehicles were rigged in the hole. To protect the locals, from the intoxication the geologists burned the hole, thinking that the fire would extinguished within a few days or weeks.
  4. 4. This incident took place in 1971 and till today this crater is still burning, like it was in 1971. the real loss of natural resources. The locals have also formed many of the myths, regarding the crater. Team of geologists at the crater:
  5. 5. Tourism The huge loss of “Natural Gas” for Turkmenistan. But as it is said, every occurrence has a positive reason. This crater, has attracted the tourists, in this part of Turkmenistan. First people used to crave for the “ARORA BEAMS” but now they are also attracted towards the “PORTAL TO HELL”. This crater is not something natural, its an human error. Despite of it, it has gain much fame. And the way it glows at night, has attracted the tourists a lot.
  6. 6. Tourists at the Crater Crater at night
  7. 7. myth’s for the crater Some of the locals are reported to have said that it will bring the end to Earth. However it is not proven yet but the are some hypothesis that if the fire ignited underground it might cause a huge blast. Some of the locals, regarding Armageddon or the Apocalypse. it as the Any of these are not yet to b proved, but the Government and the Secret Services are still working on this crater. One more amazing fact, that in winter or even in rains, this crater was not litted off.
  8. 8. references  http://www.doncronerblog.com/2013/11/turkmenistan- darwaza-portal-to-hell.html  http://travel.spotcoolstuff.com/ecologicaldisaster/darwaza-turkmenistan/hells-door http://www.silkroadadventures.net/en/Turkmenistan/2Exc ursions/index.html  http://travel.ca.msn.com/top-10-secret-natural-worldwonders?page=2  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derweze  http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-496353

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