Pamukkale, which translates to “Cotton Castle” is undoubtedly one of the most unusual natural wonders in the world, it is a very special and unique place, its shape looks like sheets of ice and is in fact mineral deposits formed as a result of volcanic underground activities! , It looks like a bright white dress that glides on exquisitely.
The travertine slopes
These white cotton-like sheets and slopes formed over a million years ago, which are mineral deposits of hot springs flowing from the top of Mount Cal, and over time these terraces formed basins that retain water, and temperatures in this turquoise water reach 100 degrees Celsius but they drop to about 33 degrees Celsius when it reaches the lower ponds, and it is said that this water has amazing healing properties, and therapeutic properties so it is intended for those suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease, digestive system or skin problems.
These soft slopes are the biggest attraction on your trip, 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 can spend more than an hour there taking pictures, swimming or lying in thermal pools, And you should be careful while walking since the hills can be a little slippery.
Explore the city of Hierapolis
While this natural marvel will take your mind, but it is hard to miss to see the Romen ruins found in Pamukkale covering the hillside where the ancient city of Hierapolis, which had a population of about 100,000 people, was located, the city 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 seventh century AD, Pamukkale and Herapolis have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988.
Swimming with Cleopatra pool
Explore the monuments in the surrounding area such as the Grand Theater, the Byzantine Church and the Temple of Apollo, then you can go to the sacred antique pool, which is abundant with hot calcium-laden water for swimming and relaxation, Cleopatra is said to have swimming in this pool, and although it is They may be common, but they are the reason why the pool is called by this name and there you will find pieces of marble scattered in the pool that have fallen into the water over time.
A separate fee is paid for swimming in it and towels are not provided, so do not forget to carry your own towels or buy one from the Cleopatra spa store.
Things to consider and consider when you are in Pamukkale
Carry a swimsuit and a towel, if you want to shower in the thermal baths.
Carry a plastic bag to put your shoes on.
Carry sunscreen, regardless of the season.
Stay until sunset, the view there is exceptional and will not be repeated.