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In the middle of the Australian Outback, there’s a town where chimneys rise from the sand and big red signs warn people of “unmarked holes.”
Welcome to Coober Pedy, the town that lives underground.
Entire bedrooms, bookstores, churches, and bars are installed in the carved underground walls of Coober Pedy — and after 100 years of living in these “dugouts,” the folks who call it home have no plans of stopping.
Here’s a look inside the underground mining town of Coober Pedy.
Coober Pedy is located in South Australia, over 1,000 miles from Canberra, the country’s capital city.