Situated in the city centre of Bath, it is "one of the finest thermal spas of the ancient world". Seperti biasa, you have to pay to enter the world heritage tourist site. Equiped with our audioguides, we started our tour around the place.
View from the terrace with Bath Abbey in the background (right)
View of the great bath from the terrace
The Roman Baths is actually a sprawling site but from outside one would never have thought so. Its underground complex houses the sacred spring, the Roman temple,the Roman bath house and other artefacts.
The Gorgon's head excavated from the ruins of the Roman temple ...
... the sacred spring where worshippers threw in their scrolled wishes or curses inscribed on sheets of lead and pewter, in the hope that its dwelling spirit, the goddess Sulis Minerva would grant them.
After all these centuries, the sacred spring still yield mineral-rich spa water which visitors got to drink for free (just show your entrance tickets). The taste? I thought it would be heavenly macam air zamzam, but who was I kidding? Rasanya payau tapi baunya ... Puh! Macam air longkang je... Kui!Kui!Kui!Sungguh mengembangkan tekak! :P.
(pix by Stan Zurek)