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Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket

1 hour (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
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Overview

Ateshgah (Suraxani Fire Temple) - "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the Zoroastrian place of worship. Although the site was originally a place of worship for Zoroastrians, the forti­fied complex you see today was built by 18th-century Indian Shiva devotees.
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
Ateshgah Fire Temple Admission Ticket
  • What is included/excluded

    All Fees and Taxes
    Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple

    Excluded
    Private transportation
  • Departure & Return

    Ticket Pick Up Points - This voucher must be exchanged for a ticket at the TES TOUR office before entry is permitted. Not valid for redemption at attraction!

    TES TOUR

    Sabir str. 25, Icherisheher,

    AZ1095, Baku, Azerbaijan

    Mob / Whatsapp: +994 55 699 10 40

    From 09:00-22:00. 9/18/2018 - 12/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • What to Expect

    Visit: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan

    Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian place of worship. "Atash" (آتش) is the Persian word for fire. The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by 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.

     

    The Baku Ateshgah was a pilgrimage and philosophical centre of Zoroastrians from Northwestern Indian Subcontinent, who were involved in trade with the Caspian area via the famous "Grand Trunk Road". The four holy elements of their belief were: ateshi (fire), badi (air), abi (water), and heki (earth). The temple ceased to be a place of worship after 1883 with the installation of petroleum plants (industry) at Surakhany. The complex was turned into a museum in 1975. The annual number of visitors to the museum is 15,000.

     

    The Temple of Fire "Ateshgah" was nominated for List of World Heritage Sites, UNESCO in 1998. On December 19, 2007, it was declared a state historical-architectural reserve by decree of the President of Azerbaijan.

  • Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Not wheelchair accessible
    Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Stroller accessible
    Near public transportation
    Most travelers can participate
    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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