Published: 2018-01-23 18:49
Last Updated: 2018-01-24 10:03
For many of the residents of Amman, life moves at a very fast pace, leaving them feeling mentally drained and physically exhausted.
If you’re one of them, don’t lose your sanity just yet!
Thankfully, there are a few places left in Amman where you can escape the city’s hustle and bustle, and spend some time detoxing your mind.
Give your mental health some TLC by visiting:
Mosque or Church
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You don’t have to be religious to attend a church or a mosque. Many people visit these “houses of God” for their quietness and tranquility, and because they instill peace into them.
Moroccan or Turkish baths
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Cleanse your body to cleanse your mind? Moroccan and Turkish baths are set in a spa-like setting, which immediately relaxes you from the moment you step into them. Having someone give you a good scrub will focus your attention on the task at hand, and the massage that follows is bound to clear your mind.
The Duke’s Diwan
This spot is still fairly unknown to most people in Amman. Located in the heart of Downtown, the Diwan is painted a peaceful blue, furnished with decades-old furniture, paintings and artefacts, and makes the perfect place for quiet reading, listening to music or sitting with your own thoughts.
While this garden, located in Abdoun, fails to capture the essence of a traditional Japanese garden, it manages to provide the serenity found at the oriental gardens, which, for the purpose of this article and for the sake of your mental health, is what’s needed.
Into the woods
Take a long walk in one of the forests scattered across Amman and its outskirts. Being surrounded by tall trees, fresh air and the chirping of birds will instantly lift your spirits and improve your mood.