Wazir Khan Hammam
Wazir Khan Hammam
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
The Shahi hammam or royal bath house and a travel lodge next to it were built to finance the Wazir Khan Mosque. Travelers and army-men entering Lahore used to come here to cleanse themselves and then entered the city. This is the last remaining bath of Persian style that can be seen in this city. This bath-house was built by Sheikh Ilmuddin Ansari in 1634. This building contains separate bathing chambers for men and women, private baths, saunas, prayer room and tepidariums. You can see amazing water heating tunnels, lighting mechanisms and air flow systems for ventilation here. If you climb up to the roof you can understand some of these features better. The roof paintings and the brick work is amazing. This building stood in utter shambles until the Walled City Authority of Pakistan, the Norwegian High Commission and the Agha Khan Foundation joined hands to restore it. The effort is truly commendable as you can see glass floors, excellent lighting and commentaries of LCDs. There are ladies and gents washrooms, a tourist information office, a souvenir shop and a small canteen at the Hammam.
Written March 19, 2016
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Tayyaba F
Lahore, Pakistan366 contributions
Shahi Hammam is one of the treasure of great old walled city, recently restored by Agha Khan trust. The Hammam is accessible through Dehli Gate by walk. The Royal Baths ( Shahi Hammam) are excellent piece of heritage from Mughal era. we visited the Hammams with our foreigner friends from Portugal and they love the place.
Written October 10, 2019
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Ashfaq Khan
Lahore, Pakistan150 contributions
Now restored, marvellous Royal Bath 1664 is being visited by hundreds of tourist daily. 03008094313.
Written October 12, 2018
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Sagri2013
Indianapolis, IN4,194 contributions
Family
Shahi Hammam (The Royal Bath) is an important landmark of ‘Old Lahore’, located right inside Delhi Gate. Built by Wazir Khan during the times of Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan by the Governor of Lahore, Sheikh Ilmuddin Ansari, in 1634. It was probably used by royal travelers to bath and freshen up before walking to the Wazir Khan Mosque (about 280 meters from Shahi Hammam) for their prayers. Built using brick tiles and limestone cement, it contains the world's largest Mughal fresco painting. The building is a combination of Turkish and Persian style. It reminds one of the traditional Persian hammams which are still vogue in Iran. This building with beautiful paintings has three types of bathing facilities such as cold, hot and steam bath. Most of the hammam's interior was preserved intact, and several Mughal era frescoes have been preserved. In 2016, UNESCO awarded the Shahi Hammam restoration project an Award of Merit for its "high degree of technical proficiency" and "for returning the ornate Shahi Hammam to its former prominence."
Written October 4, 2017
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Andre
Paris, France34 contributions
It's a must visit in Lahore located in the ancient city called Walled City, a short distance from the mosque
Written August 9, 2017
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gam8le
Dunkeld, UK682 contributions
Business
Just behind the Delhi Gate, this old spa and bath house built by the Moghuls is worth a visit. We had a guide who explained the various rooms and excavations clearly if a bit mechanically. Nicely restored with guided walkways that ensure you stay on the right path. Has toliets which is imprtnat in old Lahore! Enterred through an alleyway behind the Delhi Gate it is worth exploring these narrow roads and old markets in addition. Spices, shawls, shoes, foods.
Written February 12, 2017
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Huma99
Lahore, Pakistan6 contributions
Family
"Shahi Hammam" (Royal public-bath) is another worth seeing splendor from the Mughal Era. Situated near one (Delhi Gate) of the 13 gates of old Lahore, it is an example of both, an intricate architecture as well as breathtaking technology. With separate rooms for hot and cold baths as well as for massage and spa treatments. The place has been recently opened to public after some amazing joint restoration efforts by Pakistan and Norwegian organizations.
Don't forget to visit on your next tour to Lively Lahore..!!
(Opens 8:00 a.m onwards, 7 days a week)
Written June 23, 2016
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Myramalik99
Lahore, Pakistan74 contributions
Family
Wazir khan Hammam or " Shahi Hammam " as it is called here is a one of its kind as far as architecture and the intricate art work is concerned .The best part about it is that it has remained untouched for so many years as the floors had been covered during the colonial rule so the marble floors the fountains , the frescoes are all intact even after 300 plus years. Definitely one of the best historical sights of Pakistan
Written April 5, 2016
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Khalid K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates26 contributions
Family
Until very recently, the hammam was invisible. It consisted of some dusty, nondescript old shops. The Aga Khan Foundation and its civil society partners have done a magnificent job. They have uncovered a beautifully preserved hammam (one of dozens that used to exist in Lahore, and apparently the only one still remaining).

The hammam cleverly reveals some amazing and profoundly surprising Mughal era frescos (which looked European/Greek to my untutored eye) and, in so doing, did a superb job of showing how the hammam heated and channeled hot water and steam to its eager patrons in the mid 1600s. Like the Wazir Khan Mosque closeby, the hammam was built by the eponymous Mughal governor of Lahore. It is well worth a visit. If you are there at dusk, be sure to check out the massive ancient tree in the courtyard, glittering with orange fairy lamps. The restaurant wasn’t open when I visited. If it was, it would make a sweet, soulful place to spend some time soaking up the place.

God bless the people responsible for bringing Lahore’s past back to life. History matters, and it is only through seeing, touching, and tasting the past that we can challenge today’s ignorant or malicious populists who all too often pervert and twist history to justify their sometimes hate-filled and intolerant agendas.
Written January 9, 2019
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Anne C
Bangkok25 contributions
Couples
Newly renovated, this hamman is one more treasure that the great city of Lahore has to reveal to the rare visitors. Do not miss it!
Written December 27, 2018
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