Turkey Denizli Province


 pamukkale hot springs turkey

Pamukkale is a natural site located in the River Menderes valley.  A long time ago, a tectonic movement occurred in the Menderes river basin that caused the emergence of a number of hot springs.  The water from one of these hot springs created the vast pools found at Pamukkale.  The area has been used as a spa since the 2nd century B.C.  The scenery is beautiful as the natural phenomenon has left thick white layers of limestone and travertine cascading down the mountain slope, giving the illusion of a frozen waterfall.  It is an extremely popular tourist attraction and was made a World Heritage site in 1988.

Hierapolis is an ancient city that stands atop the Pamukkale hot springs Turkey.  The city is in ruins, but the vault-type architecture is still readily visible. Hierapolis contained the great baths, which were constructed with huge stone blocks and consisted of various closed or open sections linked together. Historians believe that it was customary to build a temple on the site of such a natural phenomenon. Hierapolis is famous for its amazing theatres and temples, which paint an intriguing ancient picture.