This fire has burned 4,000 years and never stopped. Yanar Dag is one of the few remaining examples, and perhaps the most impressive.
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Coffee and/or Tea
Entry/Admission - Atashgah Zoroastrian Fire Temple
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Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
The Yanardag meaning is burning mountain. Yanardag located in Azerbaijan’s Absheron Peninsula. A side effect of the country's plentiful natural gas reserves, which sometimes leak to the surface, Yanar Dag is one of several spontaneously occurring fires to have fascinated and frightened travelers to Azerbaijan over the millennia.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Atashgah Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Baku, Azerbaijan
Atesgah For a deeper insight into Azerbaijan's history of fire worship, visitors should head east of Baku to Ateshgah Fire Temple. "Since ancient times, they think that [their] god is here," says our guide, as we enter the pentagonal complex which was built in the 17th and 18th century by Indian settlers in Baku. Fire rituals at this site date back to the 10th century or earlier. The name Ateshgah comes from the Persian for "home of fire" and the centerpiece of the complex is a cupola-topped altar shrine, built upon a natural gas vent.
Duration: 2 hours
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