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Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Baku

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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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Baku holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ateshgah - Fire Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We enjoyed a visit to the "Fire Temple" and learned a lot from our guide who explained how the temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship.  more »
  • This attraction can be viewed only in the complex sightseeing, as a supplement to the Gala. Specially devote time is not worth it, in my opinion. Only for a photo shoot, maybe ... In hot time, especially little pleasant. Its progress can be reached by bus 184 subway Koroglu.
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  • Interesting and informative, but without enthusiasm. Clearly it is possible to get acquainted with ognepoklonnichestvom. But I would not put this attraction in the category of mandatory. After visiting and say there's nothing to ...
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  • The Temple of ognepokdonnikov. The temple is small, altar and inside cells. Well worth a visit. The temple itself is 18-19 century. Artificial gas.
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  • The temple is a bus from Baku for 0.20 AZN, no. 184. The Temple of fire. With the guide very more interesting.
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  • The history of education and formation of religion started with the fire that is now the Museum of the history of Baku and Azerbaijan as a whole! Such places by themselves offer any recess convolutions and are led to believe and think about the power of such places! Recommend for overall development.
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