Monday, March 12, 2012

Home Sweet Home in Coober Pedy

Are there people living underground? Yes, there are, and they live comfortably there. Do you know where that is? Only in Coober Pedy!

Coober Pedy is a very small town in South Australia, about halfway between Adelaide and Alice Springs. It is referred to as the "opal capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. It is notable for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built due to severe desert climate. The name 'Coober Pedy' comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means 'white man's hole'.

Coober Pedy is perhaps one of the rarest places in the world. A considerable number of people of varied nationalities are living there. It offers a relaxing, peaceful and unique lifestyle of underground living. Only there that you can see authentic underground homes as well as underground art galleries, opal mines, churches, hotels, and even a bookstore.

Below are photos taken from Coober Pedy. By just looking at them, you seem touring in the place.















Outside Coober Pedy...










Many tourists are attracted to tour in Coober Pedy. Its uniqueness makes up, promotes, and spreads its fame all over the globe...