Turkish Hamam

Hammam

Belek, Turkey.

Two ladies enjoying the Turkish bath.

A Turkish bath or Hammam is a place of public bathing associated with the Islamic world.It is a prominent feature in the culture of the Ottoman Empire, as well as other regions and historical periods of the Muslim world. The buildings are similar to Roman thermae. Unlike Russian saunas (banya), which use steam, Turkish baths focus on water.