Ateshgah - Fire Temple
Ateshgah - Fire Temple
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Baku, Azerbaijan

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Voyager13320517153
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
this is good attracton in baku it is around 30/35 kms from city and no public transport is available it is recomded to take taxi from baku.as it is religious place we could not find any food or eatery place in it
Written 20 November 2023
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
About an hour's drive from Baku you visit the Ateshgah Fire Temple. Relatively young, 18th century, the site Persian and Indian fire worshippers, attracted by the gas that spontaneously ignited from the ground. Hindu, Sikh and Zoroastrian, both locals and pilgrims, build the complex and left their inscriptions in Sanskrit, Punjabi or Persian.
The complex has a central altar in the middle, where the flame is always burning (now fed by pipeline), surrounded by small cells for the monks, which now hold displays.
Although the site is heavily restored, it is still interesting enough to drive down and spend a couple of hours.
Written 27 October 2023
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inneryne2016
Tighnabruaich, UK218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Built late in the time of the Fire Worshippers it is an interesting sight. Flames still come up from underground, but, they are no longer natural. Because of the natural gas industry, the gas is now supplied by the city of Baku’s artificial system.
Written 19 October 2023
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Located in the Suraxani area, an hour drive from Baku, this unique, ancient group of temples is a classic example of the glory and heritage of old Hindu and Zoroastrian civilizations. This Fire Temple Fortified Complex, beautifully preserved is a must visit for any travelers to Azerbaijan. Four pillared central dome surrounded by small cells, glass roof covered archeological excavations, old inscriptions in Sanskrit Language,educative signages explain the rich heritage and culture and customs of the erstwhile residents of this settlement. There is an admission ticket to enter the place and also an open parking area. There are plenty of small shops selling souvenirs and other mementos. One has to hire a taxi from Baku to reach this place.
Written 16 October 2023
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Hicham B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is why Azerbaijan is called land of fire… we understand the importance of fire, gas and oil thru the centuries in this country, from the Zoroastrian times when Hindus worshipped the fire here, to the Silk Road, the 19th century and today… this temple is well preserved, with of course the fire burning in the middle, but also rooms where we understand the story of this place
Written 29 September 2023
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RobandMaryJean
Jerrabomberra540 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Interesting from a historical perspective but not all that much to see.
The side areas are well set out.
Written 11 September 2023
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Dipteshrao
Nadiad, India88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
Beautiful historical place and heart touching for every Indian and specially to Hindus, an atashgah is a Hindu shrine in Baku Azerbaijan, which built before 17th and 18th centuries, there are cells for monks and a tetrapillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was abandoned in the late 19th century, probably due to the dwindling of the Indian population in the area. The natural eternal flame went out in 1969, after nearly a century of exploitation of petroleum and gas in the area, but is now lit by gas piped from the nearby city..
Written 14 August 2023
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Soumi
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Had such an enlightening visit! The place is tiny but the gold a lot of history . We did a google study about the place before we entered , however there were guides available if you did like to hire.

We were pleasantly surprised to experience much of Hinduism history influence .
Definetly worth a visit, if you have strong spirituality / religious beliefs.
Written 23 July 2023
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minnie dastur
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
As Zorastrians, we were impressed how the fire is still kept burning today, with coal to maintain an ages long tradition.
For us it is more a symbol of enlightenment and life sustaining warmth, of mind and body, that needs to be kept alive in today's world.
Written 24 June 2023
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NayantSavani
Mumbai, India769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Old zoroastrian history of fire temple which they worship. The Indian heritage is also seen as statues of Ganesh and natraj discovered there.
Written 1 June 2023
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