Pamukkale Travel Guide, Turkey
Situated on the northern part of the of the Curuksu River valley, Pamukkale is one of Turkey's most remarkable sites. With its rich history and picturesque natural beauty, Pamukkale is the perfect destination for those interested in the past.
Pamukkale is one of the most extraordinary natural wonders you will ever see. The main attraction is an enormous white cliff-face covered with water-filled pools in the shape of semi circles. for thousands of years, these calcium-rich waters have dripped down over the series of terraces and created a fantastic landscape of mineral trees and waterfalls which look as if they are made of white cotton. A stroll on the terraces or even a dip in the lukewarm waters of this natural fairyland is definitely an experience not to be missed.
For those interested in history, a visit to the ancient Roman town of Hierapolis is a must. The town which is part of Pamukkale, was founded in the 2nd century BC to take advantage of the natural springs. You can visit the original Roman bath, part of which is now used as a museum. Walk along the charming streets paved with blocks of limestone and lined with stone pillars. The restored outdoor theatre, with is fantastic wall paintings and marble carvings is also worth a visit.
Don't miss out on a visit to Pamukkale. With its long history and astounding natural beauty, it will certainly be unforgettable.
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- Limestone terraces
travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
If you are at Pamukkale you should visit the well known Limestone terraces near the town. In earlier times you could even take a bath there, but now it´s forbidden. You can also take a look at the ancient city Hierapolis, lying right...