Saka bath

Two mountain ranges Ile and Dzungarian Alatau included in the mountain system of the Tien Shan are in the south and in the east of the Almaty region. Seven rivers cross this region in all directions, so the people call Almaty region as “Semirechye”.

In the vicinity of Almaty today you can find small relaxation areas in which there is a real Saka bath. Its creation in urban conditions is impossible.

Jadeite, a mineral with emerald color was used as stones in the Saka bath. It has special properties, people used to stoke it with firewood of special species of trees. The tent was covered with grass inside. Saka knew a lot about the bath and turned it into a place for healing. All procedures that a person must go through in the Saka bath have a scientific justification.