Ma'in Hot Springs

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Ma'in Hot Springs
Arabic: حمامات معين
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Ma'in Hot Springs
LocationMadaba, Jordan
Coordinates31°36′34″N 35°36′37″E / 31.60944°N 35.61028°E / 31.60944; 35.61028Coordinates: 31°36′34″N 35°36′37″E / 31.60944°N 35.61028°E / 31.60944; 35.61028
Elevation−280 m (−919 ft)
Ma'in Hot Springs is located in Jordan
Ma'in Hot Springs

The Ma'in Hot Springs (Arabic: حمامات معين‎) also known as Hammamat Ma'in are a series of hot mineral springs and waterfalls located between Madaba and the Dead Sea in Madaba Governorate, Jordan.[1]


The Ma'in hot springs are located 74 km (64 miles) south of Amman in Madaba Governorate and is 27 km away from Madaba. Ma'in hot springs is located 264 meters (866 feet) below sea level. The region contains a total of 63 springs at different temperatures but similar chemical composition, containing important elements such as sodium, calcium, chloride, radon, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide. Temperatures in some springs reach 63 degrees Celsius.[2]

Tourist Attractions[edit]

The five-star Maein Spa Resort has a capacity of 97 hotel rooms and three meeting rooms, along with natural pools, sauna rooms, a public swimming pool and restaurants with mountain views. Within the resort there is an integrated health treatment center specializing in therapeutic health and massage with the presence of specialists who supervise the management of this center.

The hot springs have been listed by Vogue as among "23 of the most beautiful natural pools and springs in the world".[3]

Ma'in Environment[edit]

The hot springs are heated by hot water that comes from the top of the basaltic mountain and are dotted with waterfalls, painting a panoramic picture of nature and the depth of religious and historical heritage. The hot springs are accessible via several routes. The Ma'in waterfalls descend from the top of the mountains and form charming tides, complementing the waters that cross the Mujib Protected Area towards the Dead Sea through the Ma'in Mountains, extending into the springs. The Ma'in hot springs are an important station on the map of therapeutic tourism which thrives especially in the winter due to the warm climate of the region bordering the mountains between the mountains and its hot waters.

Medical Tourism[edit]

Tourists frequent the hot springs, seeking treatment for chronic physical ailments such as skin and circulatory diseases, and bone, joint, back and muscular pains. The water in the springs contains minerals and other elements including sodium, calcium, chloride, radon, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide. In addition to immersing the body in the springs, foot baths and steam treatments are available.


  1. ^ Rebecca Byrne. "Ma'in Hot Springs". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  2. ^ Matthew Teller; Rough Guides (1 September 2009). The Rough Guide to Jordan. Rough Guides. pp. 235–. ISBN 978-1-4053-8419-3.
  3. ^ Sassall, Yeong (2019-06-03). "23 of the most beautiful natural pools and springs in the world". Vogue Australia. Retrieved 4 November 2019.

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