The Door to Hell Turkmenistans
The Darvaza gas crater, known locally as the “Door to Hell” or ”Gates of Hell”, is a natural gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan, that collapsed into an underground cavern in 1971, becoming a natural gas crater.
To prevent the dangerous releases of poisonous gases, the geologists thought it best to burn the gas off. But the fire is still burning in 2017. The local people here called Darvaza Gas Crater as ‘The Door to Hell’ and ‘Gates of Hell’.