Australian city Coober Pedy is unique: it is situated underground! However, its 2000 residents feel perfectly happy about their habitat and keep making the town better.
At first sight this place looks wild and uninhabited - a boring plain desert, being ruthlessly burned by the sun. But underneath it there are kilometres and kilometres of tunnels that serve as home for a couple of thousands people.
Tourists can't get lost in here: all the doors of this long corridor lead to guest rooms.
Some houses and apartments have access to the surface, but not many of them.
People who started working on this lands were suffering from the bright and hot sun that was impossible to avoid in the desert. So they found a solution: they build their "temporary" dwellings underground, where the it was cooler and darker.
The city was founded in 1915, when the gold deposits were discovered.
Well, it turned out there was no gold. They discovered some unique opal deposits though.
The residents connected all the tunnels of the town into one huge underground network.
Coober Pedy is a significant world supplier of opals, but people mostly come there to see how the "underground people" live and learn more about their routine.
The mines, the houses and and the guest rooms are not the only attractions of this place. The residents have built a beautiful church, naturally it's situated underground as well.
They have a large library.
Opals and other gems are sold in a local jewellery store.
There is a bar.
The surface above the town has been turned into a golf course!
Would you like to visit this unusual town?