Tourists love to visit historical places, mainly because there are a lot of ancient things around the world, which are a treat to watch. Somewhere around the green pines, cedars and lush oak forests situated in the Aurès Mountains, there is a small town called El Hamma. This place is actually the northern part of Algeria, Khenchela Province and has plenty of natural and unique landscapes to watch. However, the most unique thing which is found around this place is the ancient Roman bathhouse which have had been created more than 2000 years ago. It is a rare gem and hence called a protected national historical heritage. The best part about this ancient Roman bathhouse is the fact that it is used today as much as it was used 2000 years ago.
This ancient Roman bathhouse is called the Hammam Essalihine. Both the locals and the tourists are attracted to this place, mainly because of the architecture but there are other reasons as well. Having a bath in this ancient Roman bathhouse is known to be therapeutically beneficial and it is not just a myth.
The water that is available in this ancient Roman bathhouse is absolutely pure and has many different minerals. The temperature of water is always around 70 degree Celsius which is very beneficial for rheumatic, respiratory as well as dermatological diseases. They even have physiotherapists who work there and offer hydrotherapy sessions. Simpler stuffs like relaxation treatments and massages are also available for the visitors.
This place receives fresh air coming from the mountains which peak at almost 1500m above sea level. That combined with the virtues of the water of these baths and the very amusing Roman architecture attracts 7,00,000 visitors every single, at an estimate.
There is one rectangular and one circular pool for males and females respectively. These 1.5m deep and 8m long pools are ideal for taking a bath. The most magical fact about this place is that even after 2000 years of changing culture, they still maintained the tradition of daily bathing ritual in this ancient Roman bathhouse.
The ancient Roman culture says that bathing is a communal activity and the exact ritual is being continued in this amazing place. The pure water which is rich in minerals is beneficial to the health of each and every person bathing in this bathhouse. It is also true that the modern spas are inspired by the Roman bathhouses and this exact place played a huge role in the influence.