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The Bahcelievler Hamam is a traditional Turkish bath in Ankara. It is located in one of the liveliest neighborhoods in the capital city and is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world. The Bahcelievler Hamam was built during the Ottoman period and it impresses its visitors with its architecture both of the interior and the exterior. Being in the Bahcelievler Hamam you will have the unique chance to experience the tradition of the Turkish bath! This is one of the best places in Ankara where you will escape from your daily routine and relax in the proper sense of the word.
The Bahcelievler Hamam consists of three main parts – a cold room, a warm room and a hot room. The building itself is divided into two separate sections for both women and men! There are also 23 dressing rooms and rooms for rest. Entering the cold room you will be asked to change your clothes with the special towel known as pestimal. You will need for your stay in the bath. You can leave your clothes and personal possessions in the dressing rooms that will be for your private use during your whole stay in the bath. In the cold room you will receive detailed instructions about your Turkish bath experience. The kind staff will provide you all the useful information related to the experience itself and the facilities in each room. If you are a first time visitor, we advise you to listen carefully so that you can have a memorable stay in the bath.
The cold room is followed by the warm room. In the warm room you will have the opportunity to adjust your body to the temperature that awaits you in the hot room. In this section the temperature is higher than in the cold room where it is moderate. With the help of regular steam flows you will prepare yourself for the real Turkish bath experience. In the warm room you can stay as long as you want. You will be served some traditional Turkish drinks and snacks! The staff will be at your convenience at any time you want. If you have any health problems, you should let them know! Visitors who aren’t in a perfect health condition or who can’t stand the heat are not allowed to enter the hot room. So if you think that you can’t enjoy the hot room, please let the staff know! They will offer you another alternative experience in the bath so that you can take the most of your stay there.
The real Turkish bath experience in the Bahcelievler Hamam starts in the hot room! Here the temperature is around 55 – 60 C! Being in the hot room, you will lie on a platform and will have the chance to enjoy various procedures typical for the original Turkish bath experience! You may start with the washing and the peeling so that you can prepare your body for the massages! A team of therapists will assist you by providing you the best procedure according to your needs and health condition! The washing and the peeling procedure are made with a Turkish soap and there is no doubt that you will enjoy it! After the traditional Turkish bath procedures, you can take the advantage to try some of the massages! There is a great variety of massages and you may find it difficult to choose the best one for you! You can try a traditional massage, an aromatherapy massage, an oil massage, a facial massage etc. No matter which one you choose, one is for sure – you will feel relaxed and will ask for more. In the hot room you can also stay as long as you want! Closely to the platform you will find some fresh drinks and meals that will make your experience complete! After your stay in the hot room, you may feel a bit tired so you can go for a nap in the special rest rooms. They are spacious and will provide you the calm atmosphere you need! You can also have a cold shower and come back in the hot room! The choice is up to you!
The Bahcelievler Hamam is among the best Turkish baths in Ankara! A visit to the Bahcelievler Hamam is really worth experiencing so if you ever travel to Ankara and want to feel its original atmosphere, this is the perfect place for you!