Ateshgah of Baku

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From Bakü: Sightseeing - Ateshgah - Yanardag - Gobustan

1. From Bakü: Sightseeing - Ateshgah - Yanardag - Gobustan

Journey to the Ateshgah Temple from your hotel in Bakü on this tour to the temple of the fire worshipers. Visit the site that was revered by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Admire the pentagonal complex with an altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers. Travel to one of the most famous and popular tourist places in Azerbaijan, Yanardag. Marvel at the meter-long tongues of fire licking at the stratified earth in a ten meter long space. Discover the natural wonder of the state-protected conservation area of the mountain Yanar Dag.

Baku: Absheron Peninsula Tour with Professional Guide

2. Baku: Absheron Peninsula Tour with Professional Guide

Explore Azerbaijan's magnificent Absheron Peninsula from your base in the nation's capital. Explore the Fire Temple of Baku and see its natural, eternally burning flame. Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned sedan. Your experienced tour guide will drive you to the Baku Ateshgah. Walk around the castle-like temple, which has served as a place of worship for multiple religions. Learn about its history, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. After exploring the temple, see the hillside fire that gives the historical site its name. Drive to Yanar Dag and be shown the flames, which are fed by natural gas emanating from the sandstone and can flare up to 10 feet high. Your tour of the peninsula ends with a visit to the Heydar Aliyev Center with its striking wave-like roof. Admire the design by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, which houses an auditorium, gallery hall and a museum. Inside you can learn about the life of the eponymous former president of Azerbaijan. After a day of exploration and culture, be dropped off back at your hotel by your guide.

Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

3. Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

You will picked up and then head towards the Ateshgah Temple of fire worshippers. The complex is located in the Apsheron Peninsula at the outskirts of Surakhani village 30 kilometers from the center of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto the surface and lighting up in contact with oxygen). The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th to 18th centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Your second stop will be Yanardag (burning mountain). It is one of the most famous and popular tourist locations of the 'eternal flame' in Azerbaijan, the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather more a hill than a mountain with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meter long tongues of fire lick the stratified earth approximately for 10 meters in width, searing those who approached too close. People occupy the benches to watch the blazing hill in the evening, when its sight is most effective. Yanar Dag is located 25 kilometers to the north from Baku. Your last stop will be Yashil Bazaar (or Green Market). This is the traditional bazaar full of fresh vegetables, fruits and greens just from the regions. The prices for all of these products are quite affordable. That's why locals also prefer to do shopping in this bazaar. And of course, don't forget to bargain - you can save a little money.

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What people are saying about Ateshgah of Baku

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Something different

If you are into history then Ateshgah is the place for you, it is a small temple 40 minutes away from Center Baku, it’s worth seeing and the guide made it fun. Yanardag is one of the most beautiful places to visit especially in winter at night where you can see the flames coming from the earth, it is something different than anything I saw in my life. The local Bazar is fun for people who is looking for Azerbaijani sweets, it is very small market with nuts, tea and sweets. Make sure your tour guide with you because they don’t speak English nor Arabic and they increase the prices. Ask your tour guide to take you to Azerbaijani restaurant and enjoy thier food.

Very good and informative!

Well organized, very detailed and informative! While others travel and explore places in groups and wait for each other, we had our own guide, car and time for ourselves! Better to book the morning session so there are no people and there is no need to rush to take pictures skip through things because of crowds. All was amazing! Our guide Rafael was fluent in both languages - Russian and English. Overall, top scores! Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in history and natural resources.

Great introduction to the history of the land of fire

This tour was simply perfect: not just because we've seen such adorable sites around Baku like the firing mountain and the sacred place of the zoroastrians, but in addition to many interesting information about the above mentioned famous locations, we learnt from our guide, Ramin a lot of things about the country, their residents and the family life in Azerbaijan. He was really kind and helpful. This tour is a perfect choice to come to know the history of this beautiful country.

Nice trip to get a little impression about the country.

We stayed only a few days in Baku und this excusion was a nice trip to get a little impression about the country. Yanardag was only a small natural gaz fire, so we were a little bit disappointed but nevertheless it was worth seeing it. The temple Ateshgar was beautiful and we got a guided tour through the temple, which was interesting. The market was nothing spectacular but also nice. Overall it was a nice trip!

Great guide

The tour was beautiful and well-organised. Ramin was very friendly and helpful and had some additional tips for our stay in Baku.