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The ancient Zoroastrian Fire Temple of Isfahan is quite a popular attraction among visitors to the city, but it is not one of the most beautiful and interesting attractions we have seen. It is the only fire temple left partially intact by the Arabs in Isfahan during the conquest of Persia, around 650 DC.

Surviving part of the Fire Temple had been partially dissolved by the rain, except the peak chamber tha has been roughly rebuilt.

We recommend shoes that are suitable for walk on the steep ascent on slippery ground. The climb is short but the ground is quite insidious (made of smooth stones, clay and soil), the descent might be not so easy.

Entrance fee is 150000 rials, about 4 euros at the current exchange rate. You'll face a steep stairway The Fire Temple at Isfahan: a steep stairway, as you start the ascent the whole city of Isfahan and the surrounding mountains The Fire Temple at Isfahan: the whole city of Isfahan and the surrounding mountains can be seen. At the top there are some old clay constructions The Fire Temple at Isfahan: some old clay constructions, but the tower where Zoroastrian sacred fire used to burn The Fire Temple at Isfahan: tower where Zoroastrian sacred fire used to burn has been clearly rebuilt.

You can go down the same road you have walked to rise or keep walking to close a ring route that will show you a few nice glimpses of the site The Fire Temple at Isfahan: a few nice glimpses of the site but also a horrible abandoned water tank The Fire Temple at Isfahan: a horrible abandoned water tank.

Tip for tourists: In this area of Isfahan there are also the Shaking Minarets, an attraction to be avoided in our opinion. In general, we suggest visiting the Temple of the Fire only if you have more than 2 days to spend in the city. Do not expect this temple to be among the most unforgettable attractions in the city and in your travel to Iran


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