Address: intersection of Kunaev and Ayteke Bi Streets, opposite Panfilov Park, Almaty
Phone: + 7 (727) 272 4018
Timings: Tuesdays to Sundays 8 am to 10 pm
Tickets: 480 KZT for every two-hour session
Housed within a large, imposing, five-storied structure with a huge dome, the central bathhouse in Almaty offers a rejuvenation experience like no hotel sauna ever could!
Three types of baths for you to choose from – heat your body in a dry Finnish bath, sweat in a hot steamy Russian bath, or rest on heated platforms and cool off in a plunge pool afterwards in a traditional Turkish bath.
Beat yourself or your bath buddies with bundled birch leaves which you can purchase from vendors outside the bathhouse. This helps to improve circulation.
Vigorous half-hour whole-body massages are offered at around 2000 KZT. These will definitely shake you down like anything, but you will leave the building feeling relaxed and re-energized.
If you forget to bring along soap or shampoo, or a sponge, you can just buy some from the stalls at the entrance.
The bathhouse contains strictly isolated men and women’s areas.
This is one hydropathical experience you do not want to miss out when you visit Almaty!