Ma’in Hot Springs are a series of hot mineral springs and waterfalls located 58 km south of Amman and is 27 km away from Madaba, in Madaba Governorate. It is Known locally as Hammamat Ma’in, the natural beauty and healing properties of the thermal spring waters in the area have made it a popular hot spot for locals and international tourists alike. The waters travel through various natural underground channels and tunnels surrounded by lava fissures which can heat them to temperatures of up to 60°C, before tumbling, pouring and trickling dramatically over the hillside and into the bathing pools below.
Unlike any other place in Jordan, Ma’in Hot Springs is the most famous series of thermal springs and waterfalls in the area. A unique wonder of nature. The Ma’in region contains a total of 63 springs at different temperatures but the similar chemical composition. Thousands of visitors come each year to enjoy Ma’in Hot Springs and it’s mineral-rich waters of these hyper-thermal waterfalls. These falls originate from winter rainfalls in the highland plains of Jordan and eventually feed the 109 hot and cold springs in the valley.
History of Ma’in Hot Springs
The natural hot springs that makeup Ma’in are believed to have a number of biblical connections. The springs of Ma’in were originally known as Baaras and are mentioned in the Bible. According to the Bible King Herod regularly visited Baaras due to the springs’ natural healing qualities. He lived in Mukawir palace which is located 33 kilometers from Ma’in.