- You will visit the ‘land of fire’, mystical temple where Zoroastrians used to worship the fire.
- Ateshgah fire temple is nominated in UNESCO world heritage list.
- Ateshgah is declared as a State historical-architectural reserve and it is a museum under the open sky.
- The hillside of Absheron Peninsula offers amazing view of the Caspian sea and here is Yanar dag – natural gas fire which blazes continuously.
TOUR START TIME: 9:30 A.M.
We will start our tour with excursion to Ateshgah. The temple of fire worshippers Ateshgah is located at the Apsheron peninsula at the outskirts of Surakhani village 30 km from the centre of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs. Current constructions of the temple are dated by XVII century. As a result of excavations far more ancient artifacts were discovered here. Pentagonal complex has an open courtyard with temple-altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers. By the decree of the President of Azerbaijan Ateshgah was declared a State historical-architectural reserve. This museum under the open sky was recently restored. Different workshops and souvenir galleries are located here now. Excursion to Yanar Dag. Yanar dag is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which itself is known as the "land of fire."
- Transportation by comfortable sedan, minivan or minibus
- English speaking driver guide
- Entrance fees in museums