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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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TripAdvisor
  • A great place to learn about Zoroastrians and Parsees. The temple is located where natural gas leaked out of the ground, so it became a place where the sun and fire worshippers naturally built a templ...  more »
  • The temple is nice, and has an interesting history. Unless you're really interested I wouldn't recommend a visit. It's a shame the flames aren't natural as they used to be (They are now fed from a gas...  more »
  • Ateshgah is faraway from Baku center and you must go there by taxi . This location is fire temple and one of house of worship for Zorostrians .  more »
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  • Very interesting place to visit and the guide was quite pleasant and informative
  • 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...
  • Ok
  • Anicent monument
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