Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hike to a Zaroastrian Fire Temple

One of my favourite places in (or near) Isfahan was Âtašgâh, an ancient Zoroastrian fire temple on a hill which dates to before the 6th century. 
The path before us. 
We opted against a ride to the top on this guy even though he was so charming.
Almost up the steep slope!
Made it!
 Standing in the pit of the sacred fire.  Fire was revered by the Zoroastrians and still figures in present-day Iranian rituals, such as during Chahar Shanbeh Soori (the last Wednesday night of the Persian calendar), when people jump over bonfires.

The view from the top!

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