pamukkale, turkey

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Pamukkale, Turkey
PLACE: Thermal Pools, Pamukkale
LOCATION:  Denizli Province, Turkey
NOTORIOUS: Vertical Thermal Pools
NEAREST AIRPORT: DNZ, Denizli  (25 minute drive)
COORDINATES: 37.9167° N, 29.1222° E
CURRENCY: Turkish lira

The Travertines of Pamukkle, Turkey make me want to hop on a plane next weekend. The thermal pools are made of eroded calcium-carbonate cliffs and are extremely mineral-rich. These cliffs are a world heritage site and I can definitely see why. Apparently no shoes are allowed on the travertines to keep them so white and it also makes it less slippery to walk on.

In a drastic attempt to preserve the pools, visitors are no longer allowed to swim in them (pretty tragic consequence of 1980s hotel building – now demolished). The Romans knew long before we did and built the ancient city of Hierapolis to take advantage of the magical benefits of the thermal pools – to this day ruins surround the area and are currently being restored.

Pamukkale, TurkeyPamukkale, Turkey
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Put your feet in these Tavertines in Turkey? I wanna hear about it! Comment below…

2 thoughts on “pamukkale, turkey

  1. This place is amazing. I have been there three times and it still amazes me. There’s nothing like this in other countries, so Pamukkale is quite unique. There is also an ancient city called Hierapolis at the top of Pamukkale, which is also stunning. And 15 minutes from Pamukkale there’s a natural thermal hot spring in Karahayit, which is also nice to see. So If you guys have the opportunity, you should really visit Denizli (town) in Turkey. You will be stunned by the natural beauty of this city.

    A beautiful video of Pamukkale http://youtu.be/kR6guX5yzHQ

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