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 trip planner attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great place with lot of historic values and culture captured nicely and preserved in this fire temple. Recreation of olden era with the clear view of historic moments is nicely done here. Small...  more »
  • This indeed a great place to visit and know about the history ....during early days when zoorastrian and Indian community ppl visit this place for said reasons Presently the fire is via piped...  more »
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  • Wonderful Temple. The knowledge uncovered here is priceless. Great to know about Hindu Gods and Culture played a very important role in this amazing Temple.
  • Divine place... great maintenance.. also memories for Hinduism.... Totally different aura at this place...awesome
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