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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  • For many on our tour, this was the highlight. Super place, so evocative, thinking about all that had gone on here. Wonderful  more »
  • The fine historic site and remains comprising thick sun-dried walls and a group of other ruins on top of a single rocky mountain, is 8 km to the west of Esfahan.  more »
  • It's a bit far so you'd have to take a bus. I went there first thing in the morning hoping to catch sunrise. The climb itself isnt too difficult except for the last 20 steps or so due to loose rocks. ...  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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