Fellow Travelers, here's the thing. Traveling is a very personal experience. What we like and don't is subjective. Some reviewers referred to the Fire Temple as the 'most amazing attraction' others, 'a waste of time'. I have to agree with the latter and here's why:
- the very poor and sometimes disturbing human replicas of the Hindus in the various rooms surrounding the central structure. There is a fine balance between representing an ancient existence and making it look like some tortured Disney attraction
- the 'brand new', old paths. In fact the 'brand new' old Temple
- the 'natural fire' brning in the temple for centuries which turns out to be some burning coals and piped gas
- the lack of information available at the site for visitors who wish to the temple on their own. No guide, no explanation whatsoever
I appreciate the attempt to preserve the temple however, something's gone awry. Your time and money is better pent elsewhere in Azerbaijan.
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