Ateshgah Fire Temple, Baku

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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 natural fire from the natural gas vent on site. The current temple was built by Baku's Hindu community and attrached fire worshippers from India and Persia. A museum documenting Hindu and Zoroastrian communities in Azerbaijan is arranged throughout the temple's restored rooms, where life-size mannequins in traditional clothing illustrate the daily life of the worshippers. 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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  • If your are interested in the history of different religions this place is must visit for you.
  • It's a good touristic place you can go, it has a whole history in it, and its pretty cheap

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