Ateshgah - Fire Temple
Ateshgah - Fire Temple
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Ateshgah Fire Temple, a captivating piece of ancient architecture and history, sits at the heart of the Absheron Peninsula in Surakhani (Amirjan). It's a location steeped in an enigmatic natural phenomenon known as the Eternal Flames. Venture into the past and discover its historical roots which stretch back to the era of Zoroastrianism's reign. As far back as the III century A.D., sacred temples like the Ateshgah were part of the Transcaucasia region's landscape. These structures were an integral part of the local religious and social fabric. The temple stands today as a five-cornered complex with an impressive entrance portal, nestled within protective battlement walls. Its enduring legacy and unique features continue to draw in visitors, offering them a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Azerbaijan's history and cultural heritage. Explore the ancient allure of the Ateshgah Fire Temple, and experience the timeless wonder of the Eternal Flames.
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  • Soumi
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it !
    Had such an enlightening visit! The place is tiny but the gold a lot of history . We did a google study about the place before we entered , however there were guides available if you did like to hire. We were pleasantly surprised to experience much of Hinduism history influence . Definetly worth a visit, if you have strong spirituality / religious beliefs.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Madan Gopal M
    Bengaluru, India7,731 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual and Astounding.
    Located in the Suraxani area, an hour drive from Baku, this unique, ancient group of temples is a classic example of the glory and heritage of old Hindu and Zoroastrian civilizations. This Fire Temple Fortified Complex, beautifully preserved is a must visit for any travelers to Azerbaijan. Four pillared central dome surrounded by small cells, glass roof covered archeological excavations, old inscriptions in Sanskrit Language,educative signages explain the rich heritage and culture and customs of the erstwhile residents of this settlement. There is an admission ticket to enter the place and also an open parking area. There are plenty of small shops selling souvenirs and other mementos. One has to hire a taxi from Baku to reach this place.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 October 2023
  • inneryne2016
    Tighnabruaich, United Kingdom218 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a quick look.
    Built late in the time of the Fire Worshippers it is an interesting sight. Flames still come up from underground, but, they are no longer natural. Because of the natural gas industry, the gas is now supplied by the city of Baku’s artificial system.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia10,062 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fire religions
    About an hour's drive from Baku you visit the Ateshgah Fire Temple. Relatively young, 18th century, the site Persian and Indian fire worshippers, attracted by the gas that spontaneously ignited from the ground. Hindu, Sikh and Zoroastrian, both locals and pilgrims, build the complex and left their inscriptions in Sanskrit, Punjabi or Persian. The complex has a central altar in the middle, where the flame is always burning (now fed by pipeline), surrounded by small cells for the monks, which now hold displays. Although the site is heavily restored, it is still interesting enough to drive down and spend a couple of hours.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 October 2023
  • mrc282
    World8,868 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    fire temple of baku
    this site appears to be the worship ground of many - zoroastrianism, hindu, and sikh. visit should not take more than 1 hour. combo ticket for this site and yanardag for 15 manat (foreigners). parking is 1 manat but can be free if you park outside gates
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 March 2024
  • pnmehta
    Mumbai, India320 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Astonishing confluence of religions and cultures through the ages.....
    Being an Indian resident this visit was an eye opener to the astonishing confluences of cultures and religions throughout time in Asia on the Silk Route. The largest Zoroastrian community is in India today and are affectionately called Parsis. This fire temple built in the 2nd Century is a testament to their religion and prolific presence throughout Middle East and Asia. It is about 40 minutes drive from the capital city of Baku. What surprised me was the various artefacts & archeological finds that showed the influence of Hinduism by passing through visitors on the Silk Route near which this site is located. There were Sanskrit inscriptions and worship of Lord Ganesh & Shiva in the temple along with the Zoroastrianism faith!! A fabulous visit and alas the areas outside the walls of the Temple were extensively utilised for oil & natural gas drilling thereby losing their ancient history forever. :-(
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 April 2024
  • Juby J
    Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates289 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Feel Good location with serenity
    This place is serene. You get a feel good austerity when at this place. There are multiple tours to this place and is almost 30 mins from the city. if you have some time in leisure I suggest you come here. The history of the temple goes back ages and you have a museum setup in different rooms saying different stories.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 May 2024
  • Peppy P
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommended
    Fire mountain was disappointing but Fire temple was a good thing to do. I would recommend paying for a guide so you can fully understand the various displays. It was pretty awesome to see this structure from the B.C. period Parton the Silk Road.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 May 2024
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Former temple to the Fire gods during the 17th - 18th century
    The Fire Temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian place of worship during the 17th - 18th century. Today it is a very popular tourist attraction and I can clearly see why. It is a serene and historical site. When you enter you can buy your ticket to enter as soon as you get into the gate at the ticket office. I went alone and did my research before visiting so I didnt need a tour guide. You leave the fire temple and you move around to other buildings surrounding it you can see some of the mannequin-like figures sitting in positions as in prehistoricl times. In each room there are different themes and objects depicting a once vibrant site. It is a definite must see when visiting Baku.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 June 2024
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Birgit P
Tallinn, Estonia120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
It was a bit smaller than I tought, but still worth the visit. You get some insight into Zoroastrianism and many flames were lit while we visited.
Written 28 June 2024
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Fire Temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian place of worship during the 17th - 18th century. Today it is a very popular tourist attraction and I can clearly see why. It is a serene and historical site. When you enter you can buy your ticket to enter as soon as you get into the gate at the ticket office. I went alone and did my research before visiting so I didnt need a tour guide. You leave the fire temple and you move around to other buildings surrounding it you can see some of the mannequin-like figures sitting in positions as in prehistoricl times. In each room there are different themes and objects depicting a once vibrant site. It is a definite must see when visiting Baku.
Written 22 June 2024
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Milind Shah
Ahmedabad, India1,926 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The Ateshgah Temple, situated in Azerbaijan, stands as a testament to centuries of worship and cultural exchange.
Constructed during the late 16th and early 17th centuries, the Atashgah Temple was a labor of devotion by fire-worshippers from diverse countries, including India. Throughout its existence, it remained an active centre of worship, thriving until the 19th century. Inscriptions discovered in both Iran and India validate its significance as a sacred site for Hindus, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians.
Within one of the courtyards, visitors encounter a small Ganesha idol emitting continuous chants-an enchanting sight that adds to the temple's allure. The temple complex houses an altar perpetually fuelled by natural gas, where fire burns in reverence.
Ateshgah's design resembles that of a compact fortress, with enclosed stone-fenced courtyards containing cells. Fire worshippers once embraced an ascetic lifestyle within these ancient walls, seeking spiritual solace.
The Ateshgah's Temple is approximately 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) northeast of Baku.
Ticket Prices: Adults: 10 AZN Children (ages 6-18): 5 AZN
This remarkable temple, steeped in history, should not be missed by anyone exploring Azerbaijan.
Written 18 June 2024
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Peppy P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Fire mountain was disappointing but Fire temple was a good thing to do. I would recommend paying for a guide so you can fully understand the various displays. It was pretty awesome to see this structure from the B.C. period Parton the Silk Road.
Written 31 May 2024
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Juby J
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates289 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This place is serene. You get a feel good austerity when at this place.
There are multiple tours to this place and is almost 30 mins from the city. if you have some time in leisure I suggest you come here.
The history of the temple goes back ages and you have a museum setup in different rooms saying different stories.
Written 22 May 2024
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pnmehta
Mumbai, India320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Being an Indian resident this visit was an eye opener to the astonishing confluences of cultures and religions throughout time in Asia on the Silk Route. The largest Zoroastrian community is in India today and are affectionately called Parsis. This fire temple built in the 2nd Century is a testament to their religion and prolific presence throughout Middle East and Asia. It is about 40 minutes drive from the capital city of Baku. What surprised me was the various artefacts & archeological finds that showed the influence of Hinduism by passing through visitors on the Silk Route near which this site is located. There were Sanskrit inscriptions and worship of Lord Ganesh & Shiva in the temple along with the Zoroastrianism faith!! A fabulous visit and alas the areas outside the walls of the Temple were extensively utilised for oil & natural gas drilling thereby losing their ancient history forever. :-(
Written 15 April 2024
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CarolineLanc
Reading, UK270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Lovely visit to the fire temple. Interesting information supplied in English. More to see there than I’d envisaged. Would definitely recommend. Tickets were 10 manat apiece for foreigners.
Written 3 April 2024
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mrc282
World8,868 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
this site appears to be the worship ground of many - zoroastrianism, hindu, and sikh. visit should not take more than 1 hour.

combo ticket for this site and yanardag for 15 manat (foreigners). parking is 1 manat but can be free if you park outside gates
Written 13 March 2024
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malav shah
Ahmedabad, India13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
this is good attracton in baku it is around 30/35 kms from city and no public transport is available it is recomded to take taxi from baku.as it is religious place we could not find any food or eatery place in it
Written 20 November 2023
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,062 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
About an hour's drive from Baku you visit the Ateshgah Fire Temple. Relatively young, 18th century, the site Persian and Indian fire worshippers, attracted by the gas that spontaneously ignited from the ground. Hindu, Sikh and Zoroastrian, both locals and pilgrims, build the complex and left their inscriptions in Sanskrit, Punjabi or Persian.
The complex has a central altar in the middle, where the flame is always burning (now fed by pipeline), surrounded by small cells for the monks, which now hold displays.
Although the site is heavily restored, it is still interesting enough to drive down and spend a couple of hours.
Written 27 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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