Wazir Khan Hammam

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Wazir Khan Hammam (Punjab)


Wazir Khan Hammam, also known as Shahi Hammam, was built by Ilmuddin Wazir Khan, Governor of Lahore in year of 1045, as part of the Wazir Khan Mosque. The building was remain unattended or used for different other purposes after the decline of Mughal Empire.

This building is a masterpiece to represent the way of storing and circulating water in the building with heating system for bathing. There are different bathrooms in the building indenting for different purpose and requirement such as private baths, public baths, etc. Each bath has a splendid system of water circulation for bath and heating under the floor to warm the water.

Wazir Khan Hammam Map

Picture of Wazir Khan Hammam

Wazir Khan Water Outside View

Wazir Khan Water Outside View

Wazir Khan Hammam building was built by using bricks and exterior of the building was well finished by same bricks. The present building is not...

Wazir Khan Water Reserviour

Wazir Khan Water Reserviour

In Wazir Khan Hammam, there was a splendid system of water reserviour under the ground, from there water was moved for different purposes.

Wazir Khan Hammam Main Hall Dome

Wazir Khan Hammam Main Hall Dome

The main hall of the Wazir Khan Hammam has a turnip shape dome on octagon structure with ventilation system on the top of dome and window at each...

Wazir Khan Hammam Private Bathroom

Wazir Khan Hammam Private Bathroom

There were private bathrooms for bath purpose in Wazir Khan Hammam, where one person took bath at a time.

Wazir Khan Hammam Roof Top

Wazir Khan Hammam Roof Top

At the top roof of Wazir Khan Hammam, you see the main hall dome and the air ventilation system conopies.

Wazir Khan Hammam Main Hall

Wazir Khan Hammam Main Hall

The main hall of Wazir Khan Hammam is used for wash.

Wazir Khan Hammam Roof Interior

Wazir Khan Hammam Roof Interior

The interior of Wazir Khan Hammam is masterpiece of mughal design.

Wazir Khan Hammam Corridor

Wazir Khan Hammam Corridor

Wazir Khan Hammam Corridor is used for short stay before or after taking bath.

Coal Buring Section in Wazir Khan Hammam

Coal Buring Section in Wazir Khan Hammam

In Wazir Khan Hammam, coal is used in heating system to heat the water for bath.

Wazir Khan Hammam Bath Floor

Wazir Khan Hammam Bath Floor

In Wazir Khan Hammam, a very unique heating system was used to have hot bath, the structure of floor above the heating system is shown in picture...