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Ateshgah - Fire Temple

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Address: | Сураханский район, Baku, Azerbaijan
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Ateshgah temple was built in XVI-XVII century by fire-worshipers, who were the followers of Zoroastrianism. You can read a history inside the temple. I would say it is worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ateshgah temple was built in XVI-XVII century by fire-worshipers, who were the followers of Zoroastrianism. You can read a history inside the temple. I would say it is worth visiting if you have more than 3 days in Baku, otherwise it can be skipped. The temple can be reached by bus 184 from Koroglu metro station (0.2 manat).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a tour of this temple which was visited by Gandhi and Tzar Nicholas! It was easy to imagine why the folk of the day thought it was a direct line to whichever god they worshipped with the fire.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We just managed to get there before closing time (6pm). It's 2 Azn entrance fee, which we were not charged fit. The staff seemed quite friendly. The fire in the central temple is fuelled; so we have been told.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

To get there by public transport, you can take the Bus no. 184 from Koroglu metro station for 0.20azn till the last stop. The fire tempel ist right next to it. Max 2min walk. The entry is 2 manat. There is a good museum with information in English as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasure to see this temple. At first Hard to find as the local tourism community needs to better promote their treasures. Great place

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

it takes a bit of ur time so if u have a tight schedule eitjer skip it or put it down ur list...it is a lot of history behind it but some parts are built newly so its a mix of traditional and modern architecture

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Where in the world would one ever be permitted to enter and walk around the Fire Temple? Although it is more of a historic site than a religious one,it was a good visit. Also a great revelation into the past. Lots to see and understand. Our guide was very informative and we enjoyed this side excursion.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I feel sorry but this was a huge disappointment. I mean, its interesting that there are some plastic figures representing original habitants and a some historical aspects of living written on boards in each "room" but that is not much attractive. It took us lots of time to get there, we had to pay and the best thing we saw... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I don't know why but my expectations of Ateshgah were not that high, a couple of underwhelming reviews I'd read perhaps? Anyway, what a lovely surprise this was. It is enchanting. Beautiful from the outside it doesn't disappoint once inside. The fire Temple takes central stage with his blazing fire, two other altars ablaze at its flanks. The many rooms... More 

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