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Located in the centre of the city of Ganja, next to the Shah Abbas Mosque, Chokek Hamam was built in 1606 by order of the Safavid ruler Shah Abbas I, so it is sometimes called Shah Abbas Hamam. Built in the style of the Arran school of architecture, the big domed bathhouse is called "Chokek" because of its structure, which means “shallow”: to ensure high enough water pressure, the bath was built in a relatively shallow depression. In ancient times, they used candles to heat the walls of the bath. Red bricks and a hardening mixture of egg white, clay and quicklime were used in its construction. The hammam consists of two interconnected halls: the main hall, with a pool and a fountain in the centre, is for relaxation and the smaller hall is for washing.
Since 2002, Chokek Hamam, which received the status of a cultural monument of international importance, has been protected by UNESCO. The existing hammam offers full-body scrubbing, massages, broom beating, a steam room, sauna and Turkish baths for the pleasure of locals and guests.
The hammam is for men only and reservation is required.
For more information:
Address: 38 Javad Khan str., Ganja
Tel.: +99450 271 1448
Working hours: 10:00 - 23:00