Azerbaijan historically known as the Land of Fire because of its rich oil and gas resources. The temple of fire worshippers Ateshgah, located on the Absheron peninsula (at Surakhani village), which is located 30 km from the centre of Baku. In different times Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs revered this fire temple
What is included/excluded
Transport by private vehicle
Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag
Food and drinks
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Baku
What to Expect
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Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan
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.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
Yanar Dag (Azerbaijani: Yanar Dağ, meaning "burning mountain") is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan (a country which itself is known as "the Land of Fire"). Flames jet into the air 3 metres (9.8 ft) from a thin, porous sandstone layer. Administratively, Yanar Dag belongs to Absheron District of Azerbaijan.
Duration: 20 minutes
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Not wheelchair accessible
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