Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Yazd

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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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  • the temple is recent but contains the zoroatriana flame never extinguished by hundreds of years. Inside, in the open, some examples of rituals.
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  • If you are in Yazd, you probably have to visit the Fire Temple, because of the meaning and importance it has on Zoroastrianism, more than the building itself. The explanatory panels and the Zoroastria...  more »
  • Interesting but not worth the steep entrance fee which seems to double every year. It's in a nice, less touristy part of town though.  more »
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  • It’s worth if you are interested in the Zoroastrian religion. The fire is not that special. With all respect for the Zoroastrian religion, there is really not that much to see here. The fire is, well, a fire. When we visited during No ruz, there were huge crowds there and that really detracted from the experience. Not all of the garden area is open to the public. There is an exhibition and information area in one of the buildings explaining about the Zoroastrian religion.
  • Entrance is 10.000 toman for foreigners. Better get on a day tour and see a fire temple in one of the villages. Not worth it
  • Best place to ask about Zorostrian religion and culture. I enjoyed learning about the fire alive for 1500 years.
  • Enjoyed how the religion and culture are still alive. Wonderful place to lean about the people and the history.
  • The most important and holiest fire temple in ZOROASTRIANISM realign. The fire in this place is burning for 1600 years by it's own heat. It's fire had been come from the very important fire temple name as AZAR FARANBAQ in pars province in Sassanian dynasties time which was the fire temple of zoroastrians Maggie's. After the fall of Sassanian dynasty by the Arabs invasion in 652 AD , the Maggies saved the fire of this fire temple from turning off and kept it alive until now.
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