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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  • Very interesting temple to visit and see the history of the area. It is also good to see how the natural gas continually burns. Interesting little shops for trinkets.  more »
  • About 25 kms from Baku city centre, Ateshgah fire temple is a must visit.Its thousands of years old, very well maintained. Though the fire now is not natural, it comes from a gas pipeline. English spe...  more »
  • The admission form in 30 km from Baku. At different times (since 17 century) was worshipped by the Zoroastrians and Hindus and Sikhs. Now there is burning failed pipe gas. Rocking did the trick.
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  • Must visit! Advise to ask for tour guide and get a full story about the place. Better to be late in a day. Less daylight will make better feeling about the place. Nice restaurant next to it. Excellent local food.
  • A pretty interesting stop. I wouldn’t travel here unless you’re on a city tour, probably not worth the venture out of the city just for this. However, there is not much information in Baku about the Zoroastrians, this temple provides a good bit about that.
  • No much to see and even the fire it's not natural anymore it's piped to the temple ( museum) from nearby. It have only few objects on exhibition. Worth visiting ? If you have spare time , sure it will keep you busy for an hour but it's not a must if you are on a tight schedule.
  • The place who give the country's name and its people's race name. Where holy fire is burning from thousands of years even before the origin of many religions. It is the concrete evidence that how were change the beliefs and cultures. Who care ? What was the culture of his/her forefathers. Were they followers of khalifa GHAZI usman's ghazanavi's taimur's or BAGHDADI'S GENTLE CULTURE AND PEACEFUL HOLY FAITH ?
  • Goood place at baku....i m loving it...
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