Temple of Fire Mand
The temple of fire Mand or Khormoj is located near the city of the same name, in the province of Dashti (Bushehr region) and dates back to the end of the arsacid era and the beginning of the Sassanid era.
This ancient temple which is located on the slopes of Mount Mand, consists of three floors, central or main, lower and upper connected to each other and nevertheless the type of building of each is different from the other.
This temple of fire has a square-shaped talār in the center of which are placed circular hearths. The current exterior facade includes a vaulted entrance, two circular base entrances and ten cavities as side entrances to the shāhneshin platform of the main atrium, and with different measures that were probably considered windows and skylights of the main temple porticoes.
Given the presence of remains of a cistern and a tree at the distance of 200 meters on the slopes of the mountain, it seems that in front of the temple there was a square and to prevent the penetration of strong flood water around the hill, had been built numerous stone and stucco barriers.
More than half a century ago on the north side of the temple and also behind the mountain there were remains of cavities, a shāhneshin and trees and from there a road led to the temple; over time, due to the erosion of the mountain, they disappeared.