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 ماعين) 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]

Location[edit]

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

Medical tourism[edit]

The Ma'in hot springs are considered a medical tourism destination, with visitors seeking treatment for chronic physical ailments such as skin and circulatory diseases, and bone, joint, back and muscular pains. In addition to immersing the body in the springs, foot baths and steam treatments are available. Many come in the winter, due to the region's warm climate.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  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.

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