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The sacred temple of Fire - Ateshgah

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It’s a bus tour  (2 hours)  

Visit the unical monument – the zoroastrian temple named «Ateshgah» (XVII - XVIII cc.),  which was built by pilgrims from India. The  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 SitesUNESCO in 1998. It was also featured on an episode of Globe Trekker.

Alexander Dumas, Dmitri Mendeleev, P. I.Chaykovsky visited this temple.