Construction of Turkish hammams
Turkish bath, or "Hamam", owes its origin to the Roman baths. The name "hammam" is derived from the Arabic word "ham" - "hot". Hammam was warmed by a large boiler with water. The vapor formed by the boiling water is fed through a small hole located in the walls. The interior of the Turkish baths has always been a luxury, because even the Prophet Muhammad announced a hike in the bath required, saying "Clean - half of faith" (Muslim, Taharet, 1). So Turkish baths received the mass distribution. Subsequently, Turkey has developed a special philosophy "hammam" with her were related special traditions and rituals. Turkish Bath has always been considered in the East, the source of true pleasure. Often under hammams rebuilt the temples of other religions, and in some places the surviving Roman baths. The main feature of this type of bath is a special temperature regime. It's not as hot as usual bath or sauna (the temperature in the range of 30 to 55 degrees), it is ideal for people who do not like or can not tolerate high temperatures. It also provides a Turkish bath popularity among women. Women's Baths in Turkey are always built next to the male, have one source of supply of water and heat, but different inputs. In the case of funds from the local community or the builder, in modern language, the construction of a separate bath lacked a bath built. Women stood single day (and often they share with men the odd and even), which just across the front door hangs a rope, as a sign of "Women's Day". This applies to a large number of Muslim countries in the Middle East and Central Asia.