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Gotta see this !

There isn't that much to see on the road north from Uzbekistan but this makes up for it. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James H
Noosa Heads
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Absolutely fantastic. Camp overnight and enjoy!

Pictures can’t portray the real experience. Fabulous at dusk and also at night. Climb up one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shaun C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Gas Crater, Darvaza, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't that much to see on the road north from Uzbekistan but this makes up for it. You haven't seen anything like it ! Camping under the stars in the desert with the red glow.coming from the canyon is a great experience. We did...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pictures can’t portray the real experience. Fabulous at dusk and also at night. Climb up one of the nearby mounds for the best views. If camping remember it does get pretty cold at night and windy. Everything will be covered in sand! But definitely one...More

Thank Shaun C
Reviewed August 4, 2018

This place is magical. I did not expect much from it because I thought a man-made scenery can't be as stunning as a natural one, but Darvaza crater proved me wrong. Not only the crater is mind-blowing, but you will also get to see millions...More

Thank cloxen64
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Fabulous site to see. We camped right at the side of it. It was a fabulous site to see. If you go be sure youu visit.

Thank June M
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Depending on your interests, you'll either love your visit here or ask yourself what the big deal is. I fell somewhere in between. The crater itself is quite a sight to see, especially after dark when it is glowing bright. But, the display is fairly...More

3  Thank Barton21
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This crater is entirely man made when a gas exploration rig opened up a 70 meter wide crater. The geologists decided to prevent the spread of methane gas by lighting it! It has been burning for 47 years. Since it is located in the Karakum...More

1  Thank Bev and Mike H
Reviewed June 8, 2018

We visited on our tour of Turkmenistan with Odawan Travel travelling down from Konye-Urgench in the north. This was a very long journey and took several hours. Unfortunately we arrived after sunset which is an ideal time to see the crater but the sight of...More

Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Getting to Darvaza is a challenge, even with a tour group. It's a long drive into the heart of the Turkmen desert. When we arrived, the sun was just going down and we'd been bumping over the sand dunes for what felt like an eternity....More

1  Thank HappyTrails2069
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Having previously seen photos of this strange phenomenon, I had known I always wanted to go to Darvaza. The photos do not prepare you in the slightest for what you see as you stand on the edge of the crater. There is a constant hum...More

2  Thank DanielC4444
Reviewed April 12, 2018

A bit smaller than I expected, still worth the long drive to get there. Much more impressive at night, so make sure you spend the night over. Note to campers: the wind is so strong it shakes the tent so hard and will keep you...More

3  Thank ffrige
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Response from TheTravelPirate | Reviewed this property |
I was on a Silk Road tour arranged by the company Advantour
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Response from ilovecorndogs | Reviewed this property |
The government controls the tourism industry - very hard to get around that!
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August 14, 2015|
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Response from MarcelTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Hello, see my photo's on Tripadvisor made from a small hill. As you'll see, there is nothing! My wife and I had a prive tour and stayed in a small tent. All we needed was in the car (we travelled with Odawan travel).