Ma’in & Mukawir

Sunday, 20 November 2011 11:11 administrator

Hammamat Ma'in is another favored spot, with a hot waterfall, thermal springs, and a full complement of resort facilities.  Close by are two sites linked by tradition to Herod the Great. One is the palace at Makawir (machaerus), where Salome traditionally danced, and where John the Baptist was beheaded; now Hammamat Ma'in, the thermal mineral springs, where Herod was said to have bathed in its medicinal water, where people have come for thermal treatments or simply to enjoy a hot soak, since the days of Rome.