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“Lovely views of Caspian Sea”

Ateshgah - Fire Temple
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Day-Tour Visiting Zoroastrian Temple and Burning Mountain From Baku
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$64.29*
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Mystic Ateshgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Ranked #12 of 145 things to do in Baku
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This fire temple is part of WWII memorial. It's a photogenic place with nice views of the Caspian Sea. There isn't much to see other than have a quiet stroll through the cemetery.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Visited the fire temple together with my family and we booked an English speaking guide. The fire temple was newly reconstructed and provides a quite good impression how a zoroastrian fire temple worked. The descriptions given by the guide were interesting and provided us with the importance of teh fire temple for the zoroastrians of mainly Indian origin. Overall a 20 minute visit is sufficient for this sight.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

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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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This temple is going through big renovations. Maybe a bit too much, because the parts that are finished look brand new. Knowing that the fire pit is no longer natural doesn´t help either.
I was very curious to see a zoroastrian temple but was disappointed to find perfect stone paths that give the impression to be in a newly opened facility.
It´s still worth to see if you happened to be in Baku, but it´s better not to have as great expectations as I had.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was the most amazing attraction during our trip. This comment is not for the refurbishment and the costruction that is going on to preserve the site but rahter for the historical value and the role in the human history this place carries even if there are no holy services any more. Must to see!

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