Category: Turkmenistan

In 1971, Soviet engineers working in Turkmenistan set a hole on fire which was filled with natural gases. The engineers expected the flames inside the hole to only burn for a few days, however, they soon found out that this would not be the case. The hole has since been burning for over 46 years and is known as ‘The Door to Hell’.

Photo : Stefan Krasowski / Flickr

In 1971, Soviet engineers working in Turkmenistan set a hole on fire which was filled with natural gases. The engineers expected the flames inside the hole to only burn for a few days, however, they soon found out that this would not be the case. The hole has since been burning for over 46 years and is known as ‘The Door to Hell’.

Photo : Stefan Krasowski / Flickr