Just fresh renewed and restaurated, you can understand here the importance of religion(s), oil and fire.
This fire temple is part of WWII memorial. It's a photogenic place with nice views of the Caspian Sea. There isn't much to see other than have a quiet stroll through the cemetery.
Visited the fire temple together with my family and we booked an English speaking guide. The fire temple was newly reconstructed and provides a quite good impression how a zoroastrian fire temple worked. The descriptions given by the guide were interesting and provided us with the importance of teh fire temple for the zoroastrians of mainly Indian origin. Overall a... More
Fellow Travelers, here's the thing. Traveling is a very personal experience. What we like and don't is subjective. Some reviewers referred to the Fire Temple as the 'most amazing attraction' others, 'a waste of time'. I have to agree with the latter and here's why: - the very poor and sometimes disturbing human replicas of the Hindus in the various... More
This temple is going through big renovations. Maybe a bit too much, because the parts that are finished look brand new. Knowing that the fire pit is no longer natural doesn´t help either. I was very curious to see a zoroastrian temple but was disappointed to find perfect stone paths that give the impression to be in a newly opened... More
This was the most amazing attraction during our trip. This comment is not for the refurbishment and the costruction that is going on to preserve the site but rahter for the historical value and the role in the human history this place carries even if there are no holy services any more. Must to see!
It was a total disappointment and the worst place to visit ever for anyone. There were just a couple pots of burning charcoal (by natural gas) and they even charged a fee for using cameras. Totally ridiculous and waste of time and money.
Presence of Hindu priest who build their homes around the spot where the fire was coming from related this to their god. There are writing in hindi on the doors. Surprisingly, One of the door has writing from the Sikhism holy book in Gurmukhi ( Punjabi). This would be from the early 1500 AD time. All the people who lived... More
The temple is very nice and it would be better (for me) if it would be already in use (is it?). The museification is not precisely the best but at least anyone can make an idea of how it would be. Hopefully in few months (years maybe) it would be a very nice must to see in the land of... More
Baku Fire temple is about a 45 minute taxi ride from downtown Baku. This area used to be the site of a Zoroastrian temple. The temple was destroyed by invasions..A hindu temple was constructed by hindu traders in the 17th century who also worshipped fire (Jwala ji). There are inscriptions in Sanskrit and Gurmukhi in the temple. The temple was... More
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