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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 natural fire from the natural gas vent on site. The current temple was built by Baku's Hindu community and attrached fire worshippers from India and Persia. A museum documenting Hindu and Zoroastrian communities in Azerbaijan is arranged throughout the temple's restored rooms, where life-size mannequins in traditional clothing illustrate the daily life of the worshippers. Put Ateshgah Fire Temple and other Baku attractions into our Baku trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Nice attraction to visit with interesting stories to hear during the visit. Don’t miss it if you love the fire.  more »
  • Once you get over the heavily reconstructed nature of this building, it's actually very well done. If you haven't been to Iran then it feels as if this is the next best thing and a good taster of...  more »
  • One of the oldest Temple in Azerbaijan, was used for worship by Zoroastrians. The temple is surrounded by a huge complex which houses restaurants and souvenir shops, which I found a bit over priced...  more »
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  • If your are interested in the history of different religions this place is must visit for you.
  • It's a good touristic place you can go, it has a whole history in it, and its pretty cheap
  • Amazing Historic place and journy of Spiritual heritage. And they way they described it reflecting all History culture and tradition, religious values and healing peocedure. One of the most astonishing place to Visit. Limited Parking. Ticket required to visit. No public washroom. Strongly recommended for tourist visitors ans viewers.
  • Historic, really great visit.
  • Beautifully restored multi-faith temple, but mainly a fire temple of Zoroastrians. Earlier the flame was burning as natural gas was supplied by stones and clay ducts from nearby wells, which is replaced now with a modern gas pipeline. Inscriptions in different languages are recently installed on walls. You can buy souvenir as there's a shop inside the temple.

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