Ateshgah & Yanardag
Tour type: Baku & Absheron ExcursionsPrice: $65.00Duration: 1from November to November

Excursion to the Temple of Fire Worshippers - "Ateshgah" and the fiery mountain "Yanardagh" in the village Mehemmedli (duration 3.5 - 4 hours)

Azerbaijan is one of the few places on earth, where even today one can observe elements of preserved fire cult and the ancient Zoroastrianism religion. These places where oil oozes from the earth, and natural gas breaks out like flaming torches have always attracted fire worshipers from around the world. Baku, its oil, its "burning earth" have been known far beyond its borders since ancient times. The official religion of the ancient states that emerged in the VII century BC, such as Mann and Midia was Zoroastrianism. The spread of Zoroastrianism in the territory of the modern Azerbaijan was due to spontaneously flammable sources of oil and gas. Therefore, in this area such a monument as the temple Ateshgah has survived.

Fire Temple Ateshgah (literally Fire House) is located in 30 kilometers from the center of Baku, in the south-eastern outskirts of the Absheron Peninsula.

Coming up next on the program guests will visit the village Mehemmedli.

Next to this small village in the Absheron peninsula Mount Yanardagh is situated. The word "Yanar" in Azeri language means "burning", and "Dagh" - "mountain". And this is real a burning mountain - not metaphorically, but literally. Once in Absheron it had been a lot of places where natural gas coming out from the earth to the surface ignited spontaneously, but with the start of mass extraction of oil and gas in Absheron these places started to disappear. At present, it is the only place of this unique natural phenomenon - the output of natural gas to the surface.

Route: Drive to Surakhani village/ excursion to Ateshgah / trip to Mehemmedli village/ excursion to Yanardag / return to the hotel.

The tour price includes:

  • Transportation
  • Guide services
  • Museums entry tickets

Number of persons

Price per person

1

USD 227

2

USD 119

3

USD 86

4

USD 67

5

USD 62

6

USD 53

10-16

USD 39

30-45

USD 24

 

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