The Hand-Cut Pass Through Solid Rock in Turkmenbashy, Turkmenistan

Posted by apm-wa on 12 May 2018 in English (English)

Do a virtual drive via these Mapillary images I took last week of the pass cut by hand by Japanese prisoners of war after World War II. The pass was carved out of solid rock using hand tools.

There is a small memorial to Japanese POWs at the top of the hill.

So far about 5,000 of the over 30,000 images I collected on this trip have been uploaded. I copied them from my smartphone to my desktop computer and am using the desktop interface with to upload them. Due to the slow internet speeds of the Turkmen internet, it will be a while before all images are uploaded.

Location: Turkmenbashy, Balkan Region, 745000, Turkmenistan

Comment from philippec on 13 May 2018 at 12:56

Nice. I never saw that on National Geographics.

Comment from Alan Bragg on 14 May 2018 at 11:23

That was interesting. Got me interested in exploring Turkmenistan. I found a nice area NW of Turkmenabat that needed some mapping. It’s fun to look at new places. It’s also fun to map an area from scratch. Thanks for posting.

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