Ateshgah - Fire Temple

Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Baku

Ateshgah - Fire Temple
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Jagi2015
Munich, Germany120 contributions
Ateshgah Fire Temple
Oct 2021
The fire temple itself has been reconstructed, but the information given here is quite good and offers a better understanding of Zoroastrianism. It is not too far out of town, but best to arrange a taxi or Bolt to get there.
Written 30 October 2021
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adam
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
I remember three words that the temple stands for . Good words , good thoughts and good deeds
Aug 2021 • Solo
Not a bad place to visit. Nothing much to see to be honest . Especially that the fire is an artificial one. But the experience was not bad .
Written 23 August 2021
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Mohga Moamen
Cairo, Egypt207 contributions
Interesting spot
Mar 2020 • Friends
Nice attraction to visit with interesting stories to hear during the visit. Don’t miss it if you love the fire.
Written 12 February 2021
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OxfordStrasser
Oxford128 contributions
Very well done Ali and Nino theme park
Feb 2020
Once you get over the heavily reconstructed nature of this building, it's actually very well done. If you haven't been to Iran then it feels as if this is the next best thing and a good taster of what to expect. All very Ali and Nino like the Maiden Tower. And nothing wrong with that.

The cafe is pretty good. Sad that the government has chosen to spend so much on boarding up the view of the nodding donkeys on the road up to it. Not easy to find by yourself if you're driving as a consequence.
Written 2 January 2021
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Ancient Zoroastrian Fire Temple
Jan 2020
One of the oldest Temple in Azerbaijan, was used for worship by Zoroastrians. The temple is surrounded by a huge complex which houses restaurants and souvenir shops, which I found a bit over priced but then if you are short on time, this is the place for you.
Written 15 December 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
You can just skip it ...
Sep 2019
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, in the suburbs of Baku. The "Ateshgah - Fire Temple" looks like a humble pentagonal castle, with a courtyard surrounded by cells for the monks and a four-pillar central altar, where the "Eternal Flame" of Zoroastrianism is placed. It was built between the 17th and 18th centuries, abandoned for years, and reopened, in 1975, as a museum and not anymore as a place for Zoroastrianism's religious practice (nevertheless, eventually Zoroastrians from India visit the temple and pray). It has been "too much" restored and the former cells display human figures depicting monks in primitive religious practices, which include self-flagellation and self-torture. Simply awful and not at all recommended for children. At your own risk. Anyway, enjoy!
Written 23 May 2020
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Syed Haider
3 contributions
Ateshgah visit was just okay
Feb 2020 • Family
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. I could have easily not visited it had I known what this actually is.
Written 27 February 2020
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Nikhil P
Mumbai, India1,327 contributions
An ancient connection with India and Zoroastrian culture
Feb 2020
If one is visiting Baku than this place is not to be missed out. It was one of the most respected places in Azerbaijan due to its religious connection with Zoroastrian culture as well as hindu culture too. The rooms and places are well preserved and piped natural gas is being burned at the fire places where once natural gas used to come out from ground beneath the temple structure . There are images and effigies depicting the historic scenarios of the place e.g. way of clothing and living in earlier times, discussions between traders and temple dwellers. There are few rooms which are marked as hindu worshipping place as during ancient times, Azerbaijan and India used to share good trade relations via silk route and Hindu traders helped in building up of some part of temple over there. Now a days , no prayers are offered here and it has been converted a world heritage site.
Written 27 February 2020
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK1,980 contributions
Historic temple
Sep 2019
We visited here as part of a day tour and it was a real highlight. There's a big car park and some gift shops as the start of the complex; you then buy a ticket and head inside the complex. In the centre is the shrine they've built with the (now gas) flame inside. The buildings surrounding the complex have different exhibits which explain the significance of the site and the different travellers who used to visit it.

It's quite a calm place and you can feel the history, albeit that they've renovated things.
Written 23 February 2020
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Aya M
Gammarth, Tunisia26 contributions
Interesting place
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place was our first direction because we are interested in energy
The trip was good not too far , for me it was a joyful day
Written 20 February 2020
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