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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Atashgah - Zoroastrian Fire Temple by using our Esfahan travel itinerary maker.
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  • So much information about the Zoroastrians. So much to learn presented in an interesting way. Note the pomegranite tree next to the temple, with red flowers when we were there.  more »
  • A beautiful site in Esfahan, definitely worth a visit if you are in Esfahan. Both atmospheric and stunning.  more »
  • one part of fire temple, on the southern flank of the hill, are the remains of a citadel of about 20 buildings, many of which are however only evident as foundation traces  more »
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  • Everything was there but the fire :)) Definitely worth visiting, well preserved. It shows that Iranian people take care of their heritage. Keep it up!
  • You pay 15k toman to get up and climb all the way to the top which is empty. The wind is strong, scenery is mediocre. The climb is challenging but what is absolutely disappointing is the cheat. There was an elderly guy who motioned us to follow him. He led us up, and frantically waving his hands to beckon us come. He took us up. He also told us to follow him down. I suspected he wanted to ask for some money. I resolved to stay up. He waited. I sneaked down. He spotted me. And yes, he asked me for money.
  • Don't listen to non 5 or 4 star rates... it s a fun thing to do and the view around sunset is amazing!
  • Very nice... this place is a hard way
  • Wonderful view of Ispahan.

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Where to stay in Esfahan

Esfahan includes a smattering of accommodations that provide variety, if not depth of choice. Along the main Chahar Bagh drag and the streets that lead off it, you'll find a few fairly basic hotels, providing decent rooms in the city center, close to the main attractions and services. Hostels can be found, with dormitory rooms providing particularly good options for budget-conscious travelers who want to be right in the thick of things close to the main square and the bazaar. The most luxurious hotels in town lie further to the south, set in historic buildings overlooking the river.
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