Coober Pedy: The First Underground City In The World (Gallery)

Coober Pedy: The underground city


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The Australian town of Coober Pedy is attracting more and more tourists who are curious to see the world’s first underground city. Inside the city, the people have all the necessary arrangements to live a comfortable life.

The town of Coober Pedy was created in 1915 by miners who were its first inhabitants. Originally, the first tunnels were dug by miners in search of opal. This region contains the world’s largest opal reserves. Then the workers began to settle down into the mines as the temperatures of Coober Pedy are particularly difficult to bear. The land is dry and arid, and in summers the temperatures rise to 40°C. On the other hand, the winters are very cold. So to find a moderate temperature, the people preferred to live underground.

Since 1980, the city has become a tourist attraction. In 1981, Umberto Colo who is a resident of Coober Pedy, realized the tourist potential of this region and built its first hotel. Now, many hotels have opened to welcome the wave of curious and eager tourist who want to discover this underworld. The  Desert Cave Hotel  is also one of the most popular in the city.

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Coober Pedy: The underground city

Coober Pedy: The underground city

A view inside Coober Pedy

A view inside Coober Pedy

Life In Coober Pedy

Life In Coober Pedy

A tunnel in Coober Pedy

A tunnel in Coober Pedy

One of the world's largest reserves of Opal are in the region of Coober Pedy

One of the world’s largest reserves of Opal are in the region of Coober Pedy

Car Garage in Coober Pedy

Car Garage in Coober Pedy

A bedroom in Coober Pedy

A bedroom in Coober Pedy

A Drawing Room in Coober Pedy.

A Drawing Room in Coober Pedy.

A sign board warning about deep shafts in Coober Pedy

A sign board warning about deep shafts in Coober Pedy

A view inside Coober Pedy

A view inside Coober Pedy

The chimneys of Coober Pedy

The chimneys of Coober Pedy

A billiard room in Coober Pedy.

A billiard room in Coober Pedy.

The entrance of church in Coober Pedy.

The entrance of church in Coober Pedy.

Inside a church in Coober Pedy.

Inside a church in Coober Pedy.

 

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