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Pamukkale Hierapolis

Pamukkale or also known as Cotton Castle, is a beautiful place that I will never forget. On the other hand, I will not forget that my skin is burnt because of the scorching hot sun. So if you are thinking to go here in the summer, don’t forget your umbrella, hat and SUNBLOCK!

From the main gate to the travertines hot spring, 10 mins of walking is needed. The surrounding of the walk path is vast fields with a few trees around. Many visitors walk with their swimsuits or bikinis only, going to or coming back from bathing in its pools.

The big field are used to be hotels. However since the place is claimed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotels are demolished to avoid the area from being damaged.

The weather is extremely hot in the summer

The weather is extremely hot in the summer

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The ancient city of Hierapolis

On the plateau overlooking the travertines is the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis as well as the Sacred Pool. For an extra 30 TL each you are able to swim in the Sacred Pool. Unfortunately I did not go the the Sacred Pool, but according to people’s reviews, it is well worth the money. The water of Pamukkale is the combination of calcium bicarbonate, magnesium and calcium-sulphate therefore it is believed to have healing properties to the eyes and skin and also to asthma and rheumatism.

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Hot springs of Pamukkale

pamukkale4Seeing a snow-cotton-like calcareous castles at Pamukkale is one of the most important highlights of my Turkey tour that I will not forget.

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