Coober Pedy - the underground opal town
• Coober Pedy - the underground opal town of
The tiny Australian town is attractive for several reasons. For example, many movies filmed here. In particular, the same "Mad Max 3". In addition, Coober Pedy is considered the world capital of opal.
Yes, there is almost a third of the world's reserves of opals. For a town with a population of only a few hundred residents, such features - a serious reason to develop tourism.
Coober Pedy, initially, was almost completely underground city.
Strong dry winds and very high daytime temperatures have forced the locals to go deep into the ground and there to build their homes.
In Coober Pedy there are still a lot of underground homes underground church, art gallery, hotels and a couple of shops.
And yet, there is absolutely no water. No matter how deep drilled wells - did not manage to get to the water.