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Pamukkale

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Pamukkale
4.6/5
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UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Pamukkale is a well-known hot spring resort located north of Denizli, Turkey. The area not only has thousands of natural hot springs, but also has quirky cotton ball-like hills, which, despite their soft and fluffy appearance, are actually made of hard limestone. In 1988, Pamukkale was listed as a World Heritage Site, along with the ancient city of Hierapolis, located above it. The unique stair-stepped “cotton ball” hills of Pamukkale are a beautiful and unusual landscape that can only be seen here. The waters of the hot springs flow down from caves at the top of the hill and wash down the slopes, leaving mineral deposits along the way.
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.7/5
185 Reviews
Hot Spring
The Pamukkale Thermal Pools are natural hot spring pools created by carbonate minerals deposits. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pamukkale was once the site of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis. The region’s thermal springs have been known since Classical antiquity and are revered for the turquoise color created by water atop on the snow-white limestone pools. In addition to the springs, there are also well-preserved Roman ruins, making Pamukkale a great place for history buffs and fans of natural scenery.
Hierapolis
4.6/5
228 Reviews
Historical Site
Hierapolis was an ancient Greco-Roman city whose remains are located near the world famous Pamukkale Thermal Pools. The springs were known in antiquity and great stone baths were constructed with huge blocks. Today the Roman Bath, which was one of the biggest buildings in Hierapolis, houses the Hierapolis Archeology Museum. Visitors can learn about the city’s long history before retiring to one of the still popular thermal pools for some relaxation.
Hierapolis Archaeology Museum
4.3/5
50 Reviews
Museum

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Turkey has long been a global crossroads. Straddling Europe and Asia, its lands have seen the rise and fall of vast empires including the Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. This long history combines with pristine natural beauty. Black Sea resorts dot Turkey’s northern coast. Grand cathedrals and mosques line the Bosporus Straits in Istanbul. Picturesque islands are scattered in the Aegean Sea. And ancient ruins coexist with modern luxury along the Mediterranean coast. It is a land for travelers seeking something exotic yet familiar. In this and so many other ways, Turkey is the ideal blend.
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Located on the Pamukkale, Hierapolis is an ancient Roman town, originally built in 190 BC, built by King Eumens II of Pergamon, the ancient Greek city-state near the west coast of Turkey, as a royal family and nobility. Spa resort. In 129 BC, the city of Hierapolis became a land of the Roman Empire and was chosen as a bathing place by several Roman emperors. From the 2nd century to the end of the 3rd century, the development of Hierapolis reached its peak. The scale of the city's buildings was huge, with wide streets, theaters, public baths, and houses that used warm channels to supply warm water. In the 17th century, Hierapolis was razed to the ground in a major earthquake, and now only the wreckage remains. The Hierapolis ruins inherit the traditional Greek style. A main street extending from north to south is 1 km long and 13 m wide. The main buildings are arranged next to the street, while the streets are small. The lanes are at right angles to the street. Some of the more important buildings include theatres, octagonal buildings, baths, memorial gates, temples, Romanesque buildings and necropolises, but there are not many left. A hot spring park was built on the site. Many Roman emperors will drive to Pamukkale in the winter and invite the nobles of the Senate to bathe together during the New Year. New Year's Day, it is highly recommended that everyone come here to enjoy the sunshine of the Turkish plateau, soaking in the hot springs of ancient Rome, bringing good luck throughout the year.
Posted: Dec 20, 2018

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Here are the best places to visit in Pamukkale, including: Hierapolis Archaeology Museum, Thermal, Karahayit, Amphitheatre, Pamukkale Natural Park.