Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Baku

Observe traces of ancient fire worship at Ateshgah - Fire Temple, which today functions as a museum. The large, walled, castle-like complex dates from the 17th and 18th centuries, although the location exploited Azerbaijan's gas-rich soil as far back as the 7th century CE, when Zoroastrians worshipped live fire from the natural gas vent on site. The current temple, built by Baku's Hindu community, provided a stopover for traders on the Silk Road. A museum documenting Hindu and Zoroastrian communities in Azerbaijan occupies a number of the restored pavilions, where life-size mannequins wearing traditional clothing represent life in this caravanserai. Put Ateshgah - Fire Temple and other Baku attractions into our Baku trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • October 4, 2017
    the oldest place of Zoroastrians. because the land here burned itself. and that's why this place became a temple. fire is a life I understand them.
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  • October 4, 2017
    A wonderful open-air museum. Very good displays history and raises questions about the meaning of life. Very tolkovyk exposure, well-preserved premises, otobrazhavshie clear ancient life, pipelines and aqueducts made many centuries ago
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  • October 3, 2017
    A must see though read some of the history. Unfortunately after gas and oil was discovered on the grounds and in the surrounding area, the government destroyed everything but this temple from that era  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    Very interesting place to visit and the guide was quite pleasant and informative
  • April 24, 2017
    Strange little rooms surrounding the central Fire Temple... How this belief was abandoned in this area while preserved in neighboring areas is difficult to understand...
  • July 5, 2017
    Nice historic place
  • April 17, 2017
    Ok
  • March 7, 2017
    Anicent monument

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