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.

Coober Pedy - the underground opal town

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 - the underground opal town

Coober Pedy, initially, was almost completely underground city.

Coober Pedy - the underground opal town

Strong dry winds and very high daytime temperatures have forced the locals to go deep into the ground and there to build their homes.

Coober Pedy - the underground opal town

In Coober Pedy there are still a lot of underground homes underground church, art gallery, hotels and a couple of shops.

Coober Pedy - the underground opal town

And yet, there is absolutely no water. No matter how deep drilled wells - did not manage to get to the water.

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