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Darvaza Water Crater

Darvaza, Turkmenistan
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It's A Hole in the Ground with Water at the Bottom

First off, I need to clarify - there are three "craters" in this area, all three the result of... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Barton21
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Austin, TX
Impressive!

The 2 senses that are triggered as you approach the mud crater are smell and sound. The closer you... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Daniel C
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good27%
  • Average39%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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“mud” (5 reviews)
“bubbling” (2 reviews)
“smell” (2 reviews)
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Darvaza, Turkmenistan
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"door"
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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

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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 Daniel C
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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 Daniel C
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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

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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
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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

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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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Reviewed 12 September 2017

You would see the water crater and mud crater along with the Door to Hell. They are fascinating, but secondary to the burning crater. Be careful around the edges as these craters do grow and you don't want to be a part of that growth!

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

You would see the water crater and the mud crater along with the Door to Hell - and they are fascinating also, but a side show for the burning crater.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Interesting that this is considered an attraction in Darvaza as it is another crater that happens to have a small patch of bubbling mud at the bottom that spews some noxious fumes. Not amazing by any means but these things draw people in anyway, I’d...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
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