Friday, June 29, 2012

The Burning Gates

Country: Turkmenistan
Location: In the heart of the Karakum desert of Turkmenistan.

The Burning Gates give off a glow that can be seen from miles away during the dark night. It is a result of a Soviet gas exploration accident which occuried in the 1950′s. It was created when a Soviet drilling rig was drilling for natural gas and fell into an underground cavern resulting in a crater. It measures 60 meters in diameter and 20 meters deep.

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