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Pamukkale

Pamukkale

Nature’s Wonder and an Ancient Roman City

Pamukkale appears in almost every bucketlist and visited by almost  2.2 million tourists each year. Pamukkale is a place where nature created such a majestic beauty. The white travertine cascades resembling frozen waterfalls and terraces of shallow pools were created by the waters of thermal springs reacting with the air. Its allure first noticed by the Romans. The magnificent Hierapolis ancient city was established near the travertine by the Romans. Those unique travertine and the ancient ruins were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

2000-years Beauty and Health Center

Pamukkale will fascinate visitors at first sight. In this region, the state of Pergamon founded Hierapolis 2,000 years ago. Hierapolis served as a thermal health center, dominated by the Pergamon Kingdom. Visitors to the city have been in search of health beauty in this city, and in time the city has become famous for this feature. Even today, people looking for beauty and health swim in historic thermal pools and claim the legacy of our ancestors. However, this natural beauty that occurs in thousands of years is very sensitive and in need of protection. Therefore, only some regions are open to swimming.

Feel Like The Ancient Romans

The ancient city of Hierapolis is well preserved today. The Roman bath, which is the most common structure of the ancient period, is currently an archeology museum. The sculptures and objects obtained in the excavations in the region are exhibited in this museum. Hierapolis city, ancient theater, temples, fountains, necropolis, agora and sports facilities will make you feel as the Romans 2000 years ago. You would find the story of Pluto’s Gate (Plutonium) which was believed to be the Gate of Hell during the Roman Era, very fascinating.

Holy City: Hierapolis

In Christianity, Hierapolis is a sacred settlement because it is believed that Philip, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, was martyred in the city. The Martyrium was built by palace architects in the 5th century and is a sacred pilgrimage site for Christians. In the city, dozens of old buildings from the 6th and 7th centuries are still open to visitors. Hierapolis is called the holy city because it is an important religious center in the Roman period.

Charming Sunset

Visitors to Pamukkale should always be prepared for unique experiences.The reflection of the wonderful colors of the sunset on travertines will give you a romantic evening. Don’t miss this wonderful photoshoot opportunity.