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Worth a quick look if nearby

As this is close to the gas crater it would be remiss not to have a look at it, also considering... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Burnley, United Kingdom
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Interesting now its on fire

Its a side trip when you visit the gas crater, Used to smell a bit but now the small amount of gas... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Yarm, United Kingdom
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Darvaza, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Darvaza Water Crater is interesting, but you can't see too much from the fence. This is really just a water filled crater with some bubbles coming to the surface. This crater is not on fire like the other two. There are three craters in...More

Thank Fatamorgana0
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

As this is close to the gas crater it would be remiss not to have a look at it, also considering that the craters are in such a remote place. If you see it after the gas crater, as I did, you are bound to...More

Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Great place to visit. Enjoyed immensely. We visited a few places on the way. Turkmenistan was great.

Thank June M
Reviewed 20 May 2018

First off, I need to clarify - there are three "craters" in this area, all three the result of industrial accidents that occurred while the Soviets were exploring for natural gas. This first, and best known, is the Darvaza Gas Crater. A little ways down...More

4  Thank Barton21
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

The 2 senses that are triggered as you approach the mud crater are smell and sound. The closer you get to the edge of the crater, the greater the intensity of smell of sulfur and burning gas, and you also hear the noise of the...More

Thank DanielC4444
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This was the first of the craters that we saw when on the trip to Darvaza gas crater. I was also amazed by this, particularly the fact that you could see the gas bubbling through the water at some points. It can be quite intimidating...More

1  Thank DanielC4444
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Its a side trip when you visit the gas crater, Used to smell a bit but now the small amount of gas leaking is on fire

Thank Antonyh1952
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is a side trip to the awesome gas crater. If you must, see it beforehand Its a vertical sided round hole half full of dirty water and literally thousands of floating plastic bottles yuk

1  Thank Antonyh1952
Reviewed 21 November 2017

It might even deserve two stars. The mud crater is really worth 5 minutes of your time. Nice to see after the amazing gas crater and compare the two but the highlight is close by at the gas crater

1  Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Nothing compares to the Darvaza gas crater but this one is close by and gives a nice contrasting view.

1  Thank TheTravelPirate
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