Ma'in Hot Springs, Jordan
The thermal mineral hot springs and waterfalls where Herod was said to have bathed in its medicinal water and where people have come for thermal treatments since the days of Rome, 74 km (46 miles) south of Amman.
Ma'in Hot Springs or Hammamat Ma'in (biblical Belemounta), 74 km (64 miles) south of Amman and 264 meters (866 feet) below sea level, is the thermal mineral hot springs and waterfalls, where Herod the Great was said to have bathed in its medicinal water, and where people have come for thermal treatments, or simply to enjoy a hot soak, since the days of Rome.
Thousands of visiting bathers come each year to enjoy the mineral-rich waters of these hyper-thermal waterfalls. These falls originate from winter rainfalls in the highland plains of Jordan and eventually feed the 109 hot and cold springs in the valley. This water is heated to temperatures of up to 63° Celsius by underground lava fissures as it makes its way through the valley before emptying into the Zarqa River.
Situated in this exquisite spot is an excellent comprehensive Spa and Resort offering a wide variety of professional services including treatment for people with skin diseases, blood circulatory problems and bone, joints, back and muscular pains, mud wraps, hydrojet baths and showers, underwater massages and much more.
The Dead Sea Panoramic Complex near the hot springs, is easily accessible from both Madaba and the Dead Sea hotels alike. The complex sits on a steep cliff overlooking the Dead Sea. It houses a museum, veiwing terraces a restaurant, conference facilities and other wayside amenities. It makes an ideal stopover for those exploring the Holy Land or simply seeking stunning scenery.