Ma’in Hot Springs

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Ma’in Hot Springs JoTB/CC BY-SA 3.0
The public section of the falls. beccasakaibyrne (Atlas Obscura User)
Hot spring. beccasakaibyrne (Atlas Obscura User)

Though its salutary effects aren’t as world-famous as those of the Dead Sea, Jordanians have long used the water bubbling and gushing throughout the Hamamat Ma’in (Ma’in Hot Springs) as a natural remedy for all manner of joint pain and skin conditions. Back when access to these thermal falls was unrestricted and free, locals used to brave the tortuous road from the cities to celebrate holidays with soaking and picnicking.

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Surrounded by palm trees and dramatic travertine formations resulting from the interaction of spring water…

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