Ateshgah Fire Temple

Ateshgah Fire Temple
no city boulevard no flame towers no gobustan No heydar center no history museum no maiden tower no modern museum no mud volcanoes no nizami no Shirvanshahs’ Palace no yanar what to visit

 

Azerbaijan often calls itself the ‘Land of Fire’, and nowhere is the name more appropriate than at Ateshgah, a real life fire temple with ever-burning central hearth and stone flues which also burn flaming gas on special occasions. Now a fascinating museum, the site was possibly once a Zoroastrian holy site but the current structures date back to the 18th century and were built for Hindu traders who visited Baku as traders on the ancient ‘Silk Roads’. The site is 30km east of Baku in Surakhany.

 

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