Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Baku

Observe traces of ancient fire worship at Ateshgah - Fire Temple, which today functions as a museum. The large, walled, castle-like complex dates from the 17th and 18th centuries, although the location exploited Azerbaijan's gas-rich soil as far back as the 7th century CE, when Zoroastrians worshipped live fire from the natural gas vent on site. The current temple, built by Baku's Hindu community, provided a stopover for traders on the Silk Road. A museum documenting Hindu and Zoroastrian communities in Azerbaijan occupies a number of the restored pavilions, where life-size mannequins wearing traditional clothing represent life in this caravanserai. Put Ateshgah - Fire Temple and other Baku attractions into our Baku trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • First of all, "Ateshgah - Fire Temple" is not in downtown Baku. It is situated at about 30 kms from the city center and it takes time to arrive at the village of Amirjan, formerly known as Surakhani.....  more »
  • Visit to Aateshgah was just okay. there's just one place of which you see the pictures and other than that there's just a museum filled with pictures, sculptures etc. For me, It was really just okay.....  more »
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  • Beautifully restored multi-faith temple, but mainly a fire temple of Zoroastrians. Earlier the flame was burning as natural gas was supplied by stones and clay ducts from nearby wells, which is replaced now with a modern gas pipeline. Inscriptions in different languages are recently installed on walls. You can buy souvenir as there's a shop inside the temple.
  • The place is important in Baku and about history so you should visit it. I believe you can spend 1h there, is enough to see everything and take pictures. The entrance was 1 Manat for students. They didn't even ask for a card. The fire Temple is super old and there is small rooms like a museum inside it and you also can find some kiosks with food next to the entrance. The atmosphere is cool and very touristic with also souvenir stores.

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