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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  • The sight is too organized and two crowded. Much of the information provided is based on guesses. Worshiping fire had many aspects , a few of them are dealt with there.  more »
  • First of all, it's worth noting that if you come here by public transit, the old bus doesn't accept the Baku Card, so bring small change. I don't care much for the dual pricing, but this is not at all...  more »
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  • Very well preserved historical site. Our tour guide was excellent and very humble person.
  • Quite a nice place to visit. Lot of unexpected historical facts presented fairly nicely. Natural fire burning for a thousand years. Must see.
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