24 MAY 2019 Y.
Hammam is the most popular place for oriental people. It is believed that Hammam is able to clean the soul.
The Bozori Kord Hammam was built in the 14th century in Bukhara and has been in regular use ever since.
There are different blocks for men and women, of course. It is provided a clean towel, a lungi (wrap-around cloth to cover yourself while in the Hammam), and sandals. Guests can sit in the steam rooms as long as they want, and can use the plastic buckets to get the water. Then it is able to sit in the changing room and sip tea.
The guests are guided in the Hammam by an assistant who shows where to sit, how to get water, and how to relax in the hot room. The assistant leaves you alone in the hot room for thirty minutes or so until the pores of the skin are open and muscles begin to relax. After you can get 20 or 30 minutes massage.
Please note that if the marble is too hot for you, there are other parts of the Hammam that are cooler and you can request to move to a cooler place!
The assistant tells you how to lie and which way to face. Do not be surprised if during the massage he sits on you or stands on you. This is how massages are done in Bukhara!
After your massage, you can bathe yourself. The assistant brings you warm water and pours one bucket of water on you to rinse off the soap. After that, you should relax in the cool room for a few minutes before coming out, in order to allow your body to adjust slowly to the temperature changes.
The Hammam experience in Bukhara may be one of the most memorable ones of your trip. After a long day of walking, a deep muscle massage is exactly what you need. You immerse yourself in centuries-old traditions, and experience the «real Bukhara». It takes you beyond the souvenir shops and tour guides and puts you in contact with the way people really live in Bukhara.
regular hours: Wed-Mon 7 am. – 3 pm.
evenings: by reservation only
female masseuses available upon request