A man carries a child inside Hammam al-Qawas, a traditional Turkish bathhouse, in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo. Photo: AFP
A man carries a child inside Hammam al-Qawas, a traditional Turkish bathhouse, in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo. Photo: AFP

Syrians flock to Aleppo’s ancient bathhouses as power cuts make hot water a luxury

  • Shortages of water, fuel and electricity across war-torn Syria have turned Aleppo’s traditional bathhouses into a refuge during the cold winter
  • The city has suffered round-the-clock power cuts this year, reaching up to 20 hours a day – but the bathhouses have their own furnaces to produce hot water

Topic |   Syrian conflict
A man carries a child inside Hammam al-Qawas, a traditional Turkish bathhouse, in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo. Photo: AFP
A man carries a child inside Hammam al-Qawas, a traditional Turkish bathhouse, in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo. Photo: AFP
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