Coober Pedy is a small town in the north-central part of South Australia, about 845 kilometers from the capital Adelaide of South Australia, with a permanent population of about 4000 people.
Coober Pedy, in australia's driest region, was once a barren land, where opal (Opal, also known as opal, opel, australian gem, etc.) was accidentally discovered in 1915, changing the fate of the field. Now the Coober Pedy is the world's largest opal production area, the surrounding more than 70 mines cover nearly 5000 square kilometers, most of the world's opal is produced here, known as the world's treasure capital (Opal Capital of The World.
Since Coober Pedy are located in desert areas, where the temperature is high and dry, especially in summer, often over 40 degrees Celsius, many of the buildings are built underground or dug holes in order to avoid the scorching temperature in the interior. The wealth brought to the locals during the mining period allows them to build luxury underground shelters. Many underground house also have swimming pools and game halls. Eighty percent of the locals live underground, and churches, hotels and golf courses are underground, so Coober Pedy also have the reputation of underground cities. From the outside, there are not many surface buildings in the Coober Pedy, but thousands of residents and tourists live underground, from hotels to restaurants, from churches to nightclubs. The name of the Coober Pedy comes from the native language Cooper Pity "," White Cave ", which appropriately depicts the characteristics of the town.
If you describe Coober Pedy, in one word Then "waste soil" must be the most appropriate. The town looks desolate, It's not as green as the Australian town, Green lawn, Look around here, Yellow sand and caves are the main tone, Driving around, Abandoned cars and mining equipment can be seen everywhere, The thick smell of the end earth filled the town. However, Coober Pedy really is a rich town, Australian treasure and the tourists who have come make the economic here extremely prosperous, Because of its unique style, And there's a lot of movies Coober Pedy, The most famous is "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderbolt "(Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome), produced by Kennedy Miller Film Company (Kennedy Miller Productions) in 1985, What's more, it's worth mentioning the huge star-ship props used in the 2000 film "Star Legend "(Pitch Black) produced by Polaroid Film and Entertainment (PolyGram Filmed Entertainment), Still on the main street in the city, Become a town scene.
An underground home in Coober Pedy is very cheap, and an excavator can dig out a five-bedroom luxury suite in a few days. Because the climate is extremely dry and the holes are not as wet as elsewhere, the underground residents rarely get arthritis, but those who first live underground are likely to suffer from insomnia, because the walls of the basement are hard spewing out of rock, snoring can produce earth-shaking echoes.