Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Yazd

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#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Yazd Province
See the flame allegedly lit in the 4th century at Zoroastrian Fire Temple. The temple, built in 1934, houses one of nine existing Atash Behram flames, which represent the most revered type of fire a Zoroastrian temple can possess. Step into the Achaemenid-style building, surrounded by a peaceful garden, to observe the sacred flame, brought from Aqda to Yazd when the temple was established. The iconic flame, situated behind a glass enclosure, supposedly traces its origins to an elaborate ritual in which 16 priests collect 32 types of fire and join them in a consecration ceremony. With our online itinerary creator, Yazd attractions like Zoroastrian Fire Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Visiting this great and ancient city is recommended. I could have memorable time there in heart of civilization and intimacy. I enjoyed all sight seeings especially Mirror museum, Zoroatatrian Fire Te...  more »
  • The Yazd Fire Temple is one of the most sacred Zoroastrian places of worship in Iran. The holy fire in this Atash Behram (Fire of Victory) Temple has been burning for 1,500 years.  more »
  • Its OK but after seeing Chak Chak in the desert its a bit of a let down. look from outside but not worth the visit  more »
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  • good place to visit but not in public holidays.especially in Nowrooz packed with different culture people, you won't be able to see the holy fire at all. cause everyone tries to take many photos with the variety of angles!!!
  • The most beautiful part of this place can be seen from outside. Only fork out the 150k rial for the entrance if you're really keen on looking at the fire that has been burning for a long long time
  • Nice place. It is worth spending time and getting familiar with Zoroastrians ethics and customs.
  • Great atmosphere. An outstanding temple everyone should visit
  • A nice facade with a pretty freeze and a tiny museum around a fire. Not much to see unless you are into religion history

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