Atashgah - Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Esfahan

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See the atashgahs (four arch buildings) that held the sacred fires at Atashgah - Zoroastrian Fire Temple. The complex contains the archeological remains of 20 different buildings that now stand as ruins, but used to serve as the residences for pilgrims and priests to which the place was sacred. The Burj-i Gurban (watch tower) rises 20 m (65 ft) high above the complex. Take in views of the city landscape and experience the dessert wind on the location of a civilization long gone. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Esfahan fast, fun, and easy.
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  • on a hill, ca 8 km far away from the Isfahan located this fire temple (or its ruins) of the Sassanid era
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  • There can be reached by bus from the city centre, along the way you can stop at the swinging of the minarets. From the top of a nice view to the Esfahan and sunset. Splhání to the top is not too demanding.
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  • For many on our tour, this was the highlight. Super place, so evocative, thinking about all that had gone on here. Wonderful  more »
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  • The Zoroastrian Fire Temple sit is located on top of Atashgah mount, it was used during the Sassanid Era. So, this is ancient place which is unfortunately not in good condition. For common people, it may not be a attraction but for history lovers, it is an important place to be visited. As, temple is on top of mountain so climbing involves. On the top, you can have a birds eye view around.
  • A must see place. Historic and at the same time a holy shrine and place for Zarathustians.
  • It is one of the best and strangest places in Isfahan and you should definitely visit there while you're visiting Isfahan
  • Five thousand years of history lie in this breath taking place. Those who say there are just rocks and dust don't feel the magic and the heritage of this place.
  • Everything was there but the fire :)) Definitely worth visiting, well preserved. It shows that Iranian people take care of their heritage. Keep it up!

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