Excursion starts with a visit to the excursion to the temple of fire worshipers – Ateshgah.
Atashgah is located 30 kilometers far from the center of Baku, on the south – eastern outskirts of Absheron peninsula.Long time ago, these lands, where natural gas bursts outward with burning torches, have always attracted fire worshipers from all over the world. Baku, with its oil, the “burning earth” known far beyond its borders. Moreover, it is not surprising that the religion in the states that arose in the 7th century BC, such as Manna and Media, was Zoroastrianism which spontaneous combustion of oil and gas was its spread. Therefore, in this territory, until today, the temple of eternal fire Ateshgah is preserved.
The final point of the tour covers Mehemmedi settlement.
Near to this small settlement a hill called Yanardag is located (azeri. yanar – burning, dag – hill). Moreover, in the real meaning of his name the hill burns indeed.
Nowadays in Absheron peninsula Yanardag is the only place where a unique natural phenomenon – natural gas comes out.
Return to Baku.
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