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Hammam-e Vakil, Iran [detengase] - The Vakil public bath house dates back the Qajar [Turk] Dynasty - converted into a stunning tea house. The taste for tea and its attendant social rituals was imported from Russia in the nineteenth century and became central to daily Iranian life. In tea houses across the land, men congregated to hear old stories given new life by their tellers - swapping gossip and trading news.


Orbeliani Baths. We've bathed here several times. Beautiful Persian facade and a no-nonsense public bathing house inside. A real Georgian experience.


Trevi Fountain Roma, Italy When you first see the Trevi Fountain, be sure to see it at night! It is the most equisite sight!!!


10 of the World's Greatest Ruins

The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the Bath, England. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing.


Some of the earliest descriptions of western bathing practices came from Greece. The Greeks began bathing regimens that formed the foundation for modern spa procedures. These Aegean people utilized small bathtubs, wash basins, and foot baths for personal cleanliness. The earliest such findings are the baths in the palace complex at Knossos, Crete, and the luxurious alabaster bathtubs excavated in Akrotiri, Santorini; both date from the mid-2nd millennium BC. They established public baths and…