Fire Temple (Ateshgah)
Ateshgah Fire Temple lies approximately 20 kilometres (12.2 miles) to the east of Icheri Sheher, making it a common day trip from Baku. The temple itself has one large central flame and four smaller ones, which were built in the 17th century. Inside the complex, different rooms tell the story of the relationship between fire and Zoroastrianism in Azerbaijan. But Ateshgah may be much older. Some records suggest the temple dates back more than 2000 years to the days of the Silk Road. Either join a tour or take a taxi. The cheaper option, using public transport, costs less than $3 in total. Bus 184 from Koroglu Metro Station takes you to Ateshgah.
Ateshgah, Baku, Azerbaijan. Tel: +994 70 981 68 88.
Opening hours: Daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Admission: AZN2 ($1.20).