Many people love to visit old places. If you love traveling to visit an ancient site, then Hammam Essalihine is the best place. Hammam Essalihine, a bathhouse in Roman, has a history of over 2000 years. It is located in the Aures Mountains in the El Hamma district in the Kenchela province of Algeria. Scroll down, to know more about this place.
Hammam Essalihine dates back to the Flavian dynasty.
The bathhouse is situated at the bottom of a valley surrounded by the Mediterranean climate that gives beautiful sightseeing with natural landscapes
Today bathing has become a private thing, but for ancient Romans, swimming is a common activity with benefits of minerals and vitamins enriched pure water on one’s health. So these bathhouses were familiar places to take a bath across the social classes during ancient Roman culture.
What’s most impressive is, in 2000 years of earthquakes, political and economic instabilities, etc. it remained and continues to be a place of bathing rituals.
Hammam Essalihine has two pools, one rectangular pool for men and another circular pool for women. They are 800 cm in diameter and 150 cm in depth.
The temperature of the water in the pools is nearly 70oC, which is naturally coming from one of the hot springs in Algeria. The warm waters of the pool which are rich in minerals are believed to cure dermatological diseases.
Even though Hammam Essalihine is a remote place to visit as it is located in the valley, it records 700,000 visitors every year.
Like any other luxury pools, it offers spa and relaxation treatments, massages and hydrotherapy sessions by physiotherapists working here.
Hammam Essalihine has retained one of the most important social function of a bathhouse–any family issues can be discussed and resolved here.
Aside from bathhouse, interactive locals make Khenchela stand out from many other historical sites in Algeria.