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"The name "Door to Hell" was given to the field by the locals, referring to the fire, boiling mud, and orange flames in the large crater, which has a diameter of 70 metres (230 ft). The hot pots range over an area with a width of 60 metres and to a depth of about 20 metres)"

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Darvaza (Derweze Turkmen language) The Gate, also known as Darvaza) is a Turkmenistan village, located in the middle of the Kara-Kum desert, about 277 km north from Ashgabat. Derwaza- a mysterious place in Ahal region in Turkmenistan. “Gates to the Nether”. “Gates of Hell “.
It looks like an entrance to the underworld- a huge gap with flame tongues tearing away day and night. You can easily find it if you take the road from Ashgabad to Dashkhovuz to the north.
Once upon a time it used to be a bore-hole to extract natural gas. But now it is a remote region where you can meet only shephards with their camels. The main crater is 60 m in diameter and 20 m deep.
This crater with its burning flame is quite dangerous for all human beings( for example for the birds trying to fly it over ) since it is not protected by fences.  Near the road you can find two more craters of the same origin.
These two craters do not throw out flames as  the natural gas pressure is much weaker. On the bottom of one of them you can see bubbling liquid of light grey colour. Watching the bottom of the second one you will be wondering  saturated brine of magnificent turquoise  colour.
The Darwaza area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50 - 100 meters.
To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists had hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell.
Next to capturing the gas, flaring is safer and friendlier to the environment than releasing the methane into the atmosphere as methane is a relatively potent greenhouse gas with a high global warming potential of 72 (averaged over 20 years) or 25 (averaged over 100 years).
Turkmenistan plans to increase its production of natural gas. In April 2010, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow visited the site and ordered that the hole should be closed, or other measures be taken to limit its influence on the development of other natural gas fields in the area.
Not far from the burning crater are two other craters of similar origin. These craters are not burning as the gas pressure is much weaker. At the bottom of one of these craters is light grey mud while the last crater contains a turquoise lake.
This lake prevents further attempts at drilling. Not far from the burning crater are several dormant wells The crater is a popular tourist attraction. In the past five years 50,000 tourists have visited the site. 
The gas crater has a total area of 5,350 m2, the size of an American football field. The surrounding area is also popular for wild desert camping. The gas reserve found here is one of the largest in the world.
The name "Door to Hell" was given to the field by the locals, referring to the fire, boiling mud, and orange flames in the large crater, which has a diameter of 70 metres (230 ft). The hot 1
pots range over an area with a width of 60 metres and to a depth of about 20 metres).
Expecting dangerous releases of poisonous gases from the cavern into nearby towns, the engineers thought it best to burn the gas off. It was estimated that the gas would burn out within a few weeks, but it has instead continued to burn for more than four decades.
The crater was featured in a Die Trying episode titled "Crater of Fire". Explorer George Kourounis became the first person to ever set foot at the bottom, gathering samples of extremophile microorganisms.
The episode was broadcast on the National Geographic Channel on July 16, 2014.

Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.Darwaza gas crater in Turkmenistan.

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Alexander Petrov tourist company "Ovadan Sayakhat" from Ashgabad
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