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Ateshgah - Fire Temple

876 Reviews

Ateshgah - Fire Temple

876 Reviews
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The tour includes 35 sightseeings:<br>1. Sabir's garden<br>2. Governor's garden <br>3. Philharmonic Concert Hall<br>4. Sadhigov Brothers' Mansion<br>5. Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Republic<br>6. Historical buildings from the 19th century <br>7. Baku funicular<br>8. Highland park<br>9. Alley of Martyrs <br>10. Baku Flame towers <br>11. Baku seaside boulevard <br>12. National Carpet Museum <br>13. International Mugam Center of Azerbaijan<br>14. Small Venice <br>15. Puppet theatre <br>16. Palace of Happiness <br>17. Green Theatre <br>18. Nizami street <br>19. Fountain square<br>20. Museum of Literature <br>21. Mirbabayev's mansion<br>22. Nargis Mall <br>23. Ismaillia building<br>24. Yusif Mammadaliyev's monument<br>25. Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev's girls' school<br>26. Azerbaijani Independence monument<br>27. Baku Realni school<br>28. The building of Executive Power of Baku<br>29. Subway station Old City<br>30. Mirzabeyov's mansion<br>31. National Museum of Art<br>32. De Boure mansion <br>33. The National Parlament<br>34. Clock Tower<br>35. The Haydar Aliyev Foundation
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OxfordStrasser wrote a review 2 Jan
Oxford128 contributions59 helpful votes
Once you get over the heavily reconstructed nature of this building, it's actually very well done. If you haven't been to Iran then it feels as if this is the next best thing and a good taster of what to expect. All very Ali and Nino like the Maiden Tower. And nothing wrong with that. The cafe is pretty good. Sad that the government has chosen to spend so much on boarding up the view of the nodding donkeys on the road up to it. Not easy to find by yourself if you're driving as a consequence.
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Date of experience: February 2020
I TRAVEL THE WORLD AROUND wrote a review Dec 2020
27 contributions3 helpful votes
One of the oldest Temple in Azerbaijan, was used for worship by Zoroastrians. The temple is surrounded by a huge complex which houses restaurants and souvenir shops, which I found a bit over priced but then if you are short on time, this is the place for you.
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Date of experience: January 2020
LuizDutraNeto wrote a review May 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,502 contributions1,506 helpful votes
First of all, "Ateshgah - Fire Temple" is not in downtown Baku. It is situated at about 30 kms from the city center and it takes time to arrive at the village of Amirjan, formerly known as Surakhani, in the suburbs of Baku. The "Ateshgah - Fire Temple" looks like a humble pentagonal castle, with a courtyard surrounded by cells for the monks and a four-pillar central altar, where the "Eternal Flame" of Zoroastrianism is placed. It was built between the 17th and 18th centuries, abandoned for years, and reopened, in 1975, as a museum and not anymore as a place for Zoroastrianism's religious practice (nevertheless, eventually Zoroastrians from India visit the temple and pray). It has been "too much" restored and the former cells display human figures depicting monks in primitive religious practices, which include self-flagellation and self-torture. Simply awful and not at all recommended for children. At your own risk. Anyway, enjoy!
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Date of experience: September 2019
Syed Haider wrote a review Feb 2020
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Visit to Aateshgah was just okay. there's just one place of which you see the pictures and other than that there's just a museum filled with pictures, sculptures etc. For me, It was really just okay. I could have easily not visited it had I known what this actually is.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Nikhil P wrote a review Feb 2020
Mumbai, India1,327 contributions157 helpful votes
If one is visiting Baku than this place is not to be missed out. It was one of the most respected places in Azerbaijan due to its religious connection with Zoroastrian culture as well as hindu culture too. The rooms and places are well preserved and piped natural gas is being burned at the fire places where once natural gas used to come out from ground beneath the temple structure . There are images and effigies depicting the historic scenarios of the place e.g. way of clothing and living in earlier times, discussions between traders and temple dwellers. There are few rooms which are marked as hindu worshipping place as during ancient times, Azerbaijan and India used to share good trade relations via silk route and Hindu traders helped in building up of some part of temple over there. Now a days , no prayers are offered here and it has been converted a world heritage site.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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