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Ateshgah - Fire Temple

| Сураханский район, Baku, Azerbaijan
+994 55 787 98 70
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| Сураханский район, Baku, Azerbaijan
+994 55 787 98 70
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Atesgah temple built in 17th century by Indian Merchants. Place was considered as holy because there was eternal fire and fire was sacred in Hinduism religion. In 19th century, Russian Empire started to exploit gas from the place and that is way eternal fire disappeared....More

Thank Elshan M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an interesting but rather disappointing site. A court yard surrounded with small rooms containing undistinguished displays. A half hour will do it.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much of history....the caravanserai for all travellers, traders from India, Persia etc with a fire temple from ancient times.. holy place for the fire worshippers ..the Zoroastrians .. The original fire extinguished as the Soviets tapped the crude oil from that area...now the fire...More

Thank Sparkie09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can see the place in 10 to 15 mins. Nothing Wow. It's a place where travellers from India and Iran..would frequently visit to do trade.

Thank ParagBose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is about 25 minutes from center of city we took a bus tour to get to there. It is very simple with simple examples of this used inside the temple along with fire that is artificial. Actually I did not see that great value...More

Thank Abdel Kareem A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see though read some of the history. Unfortunately after gas and oil was discovered on the grounds and in the surrounding area, the government destroyed everything but this temple from that era

Thank O2046HElindaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place concerns to Zoroastrianism , one of the oldest Religion in the world. Here you may get to know the Temple and displayed objects that these times . Also permanent fires are here . It is particularly interesting to those travelers that know India...More

Thank Ilzo A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is worth seeing. A piece of ancient culture of Azerbaijan. A temple of fire called Ateshgah was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. Atesh is translated from Persian as a fire. Here the natural gas is coming out from the...More

Thank DolphyBaku
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This atesh gah was nice to visit for once but as far as atesh gah and its culture is concerned, there is a much bigger on in Yazd,Iran and the fire there has been on for 1500 yrs!Perhaps the only fire that is like that!This...More

Thank Parniyann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice temple and a place you must see. It's the only one in Europe. The displays inside the rooms are bull, typical Azeri. But the temple itself oozes mystery and might offer you an other view on history. The Silk Road brought this temple here...More

Thank RobertLeunis
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