The site of Chak Chak (also known as Chaq Chaq) is the most sacred Zoroastrian mountain shrine. It lies near the city of Ardakan, on a cliff in the desert around a water spring. Around this water spring the Zoroastrians erected the Pir-e Sabz fire temple, which consists of a number of buildings around a natural cave where the water flows out of the rock. According to the legend, the Sassanian princess Nikbanouh fled to this site following the Arab invasion and was sheltered inside the mountain after praying to Ahura Mazda.
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