Driving towards the Fire Temple of Isfahan - in the background the Hill of Maras (Marabin) can be seen

Driving towards the Fire Temple of Isfahan - in the background the Hill of Maras (Marabin) can be seen

The Fire Temple of Isfahan ia a tower like structure located at the top of this hill

The Fire Temple of Isfahan ia a tower like structure located at the top of this hill

The hill is named after a village with the same name, located beside it - the hill rises about 210 meters in height

The hill is named after a village with the same name, located beside it - the hill rises about 210 meters in height

There was no marked path and I have to find my way up - I left the taxi driver waiting at the bottom of the hill

There was no marked path and I have to find my way up - I left the taxi driver waiting at the bottom of the hill

As soon as I started to climb, I was greeted with a wonderful views of the surrounding plains

As soon as I started to climb, I was greeted with a wonderful views of the surrounding plains

These mountains were slightly to the right side, with my back towards the fire temple

These mountains were slightly to the right side, with my back towards the fire temple

It was winter season and all the trees in the surrounding areas bore the effects of cold weather

It was winter season and all the trees in the surrounding areas bore the effects of cold weather

The area in front of me was stretching towards the city of Isfahan

The area in front of me was stretching towards the city of Isfahan

In the past, this hill was used as a complex to house a citadel, storage rooms, houses for priests and also for the visitors as well

In the past, this hill was used as a complex to house a citadel, storage rooms, houses for priests and also for the visitors as well

It is believed that at one stage, there were twenty buildings at this site but now only ruins remained

It is believed that at one stage, there were twenty buildings at this site but now only ruins remained

This circular building was beside the Fire Temple

This circular building was beside the Fire Temple

Now, I have almost reached at the top of the hill and the view was worth the effort

Now, I have almost reached at the top of the hill and the view was worth the effort

This round tower like structure is locally known as Burj-e Kurban (The Tower of Sacrifice)

This round tower like structure is locally known as Burj-e Kurban (The Tower of Sacrifice)

At one stage this tower was 20 meters in height - this tower may had been used as a beacon to warn for the coming enemies in the past

At one stage this tower was 20 meters in height - this tower may had been used as a beacon to warn for the coming enemies in the past

Looking at the road below from the side of the Maras Hill

Looking at the road below from the side of the Maras Hill

There were few ruined walls and some low lying structures on the hill

There were few ruined walls and some low lying structures on the hill

This tower was going under some renovation work when I visited the site

This tower was going under some renovation work when I visited the site

A worker with a hat standing on the hill - his face was glowing with the strong sun (it was the month of February)

A worker with a hat standing on the hill - his face was glowing with the strong sun (it was the month of February)

These remains of the citadel are located on the southern side of the hill

These remains of the citadel are located on the southern side of the hill

It is estimated that the Fire Temple had existed here since the 3rd century

It is estimated that the Fire Temple had existed here since the 3rd century

A guy with his two donkeys bringing construction material for the builders

A guy with his two donkeys bringing construction material for the builders

Here guy with the hat is seen standing at the edge of the hill and waiting for the supplies

Here guy with the hat is seen standing at the edge of the hill and waiting for the supplies

I greatly admired the strength and skills of these animals to climb the hill

I greatly admired the strength and skills of these animals to climb the hill

The hill was becoming steeper and the owner of the animals was encouraging them to move on

The hill was becoming steeper and the owner of the animals was encouraging them to move on

The donkeys have almost made to the top while guy with hat is still standing and watching the progress

The donkeys have almost made to the top while guy with hat is still standing and watching the progress