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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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  • I would recommend to go and must visit It will give you a brief of old azerbaihjan. I really enjoyed visiting this place Thanks 
  • Easily by individuals go hard so-and on tour so far was ordered by someone's getting location has. Gas spouting from the ground, so much fire does not disappear. Ancient feet out the fire box is when everyone is you ~! God-I'll be. It seems to be of Zoroastrian origin.
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  • To do absolutely; It costs relatively little .... very good guide service and interesting what you learn on AZERI and AZERBAIJAN. Outside Baku ... walking shoes and camera ... very impressive place and old ... a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • good place to give a visit, .. easy way to access : from Qara Qarayev metro station take the bus no. 191, and stop at the temple itself ( Atesgah mabadi ) which is around 25 min ( = 16 stops ) ..
  • I live near this template. Its very beautiful & place with deep history. I advice everybody who visit Azerbaijan have time and see this historical and religious place
  • This is not a Hindu temple, Hindu ppl never managed to get any congregation in Azerbaijan. It is an old Zoroastrian temple (we call it Fire temple) and at some point in time most of the Zoroastrian fled for India, which is why now they can be found mainly in India. Zoroastriansim has nothing to do with Hinduism.
  • Zoroastrianism is an ancient Iranian religion and a religious philosophy. Once the state religion of Ancient Iran, at present, it is practiced by only a small number of people, most of whom are Parsees living in India. It is not related to Hinduism.
  • The last indian zoroastrians were seen there by famous french writer Alexander Dumas and written in his travel stories about Azerbaijan.