The most important landmarks of Pamukkale

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Pamukkale, a famous city in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey, this place beauty beyond beauty is one of the most famous tourist cities in Turkey, which always find its name in tourist publications and is always recommended to visit.


The reason why Pamukkale is named by this name:

Pamukkale, which translates to “cotton castle” is undoubtedly one of the most unusual natural wonders in the world. -It looks like a bright white dress that glides exquisitely.


1. Travertine slopes

These sheets and cliffs resembling white cotton formed more than a million years ago, and are mineral deposits of hot springs flowing from the top of Mount Cal, and over time these terraces formed basins that retain water, and the temperatures in these turquoise waters are 100 degrees Celsius but fall to about 33 ° C When you reach the bottom basins, this water is said to have amazing healing properties, and therapeutic properties intended for suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease, digestive system or skin problems.

These soft slopes are the biggest attraction on your journey, and in order to protect the unique calcite surface, visitors are prohibited from wearing shoes, so be sure to carry a plastic bag to put your shoes in. You should be careful while walking as the hills can be a bit slippery.

Travertine slopes


2. Explore the city of Hierapolis

While this natural wonder will take your mind, it is hard to miss seeing the Roman ruins of Pamukkale covering the hillside where the ancient city of Hierapolis, with a population of about 100,000, was a major center of art and philosophy, and continued to flourish Even under the Byzantine era but destroyed by the Persian army in the 7th century, Pamukkale and Hierapolis have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1988.

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3.Cleopatra swimming pool:

Explore the ruins in the surrounding area such as the Grand Theater, the Byzantine Church, and the Temple of Apollo, then you can go to the ancient, sacred swimming pool, which is abundant with hot calcium-laden water for swimming and relaxation. Cleopatra is said to have taken a dip in this pool, although It may be common, it is the reason why the pool is named after this and you will find pieces of marble scattered in the pool that fell in the water over time.

There is a separate fee for swimming in it and towels are not provided, so don’t forget to carry your own towels or buy one from the Cleopatra spa shop.

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Things to consider when you are in Pamukkale

  • If you want to bathe in thermal baths, carry a swimsuit and a towel.
  • Carry a plastic bag to put your shoes on.
  • Carry sunscreen, regardless of the season.
  • Stay until sunset, the view is exceptional and will not be repeated.


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