Pamukkale: the “cotton castle” of Turkey

If you visit Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis of unparalleled beauty, do not return home without taking advantage of the healing water, watch the sunset from the travertines

Pamukkale – Denizli

Pamukkale is one of the sites of natural beauty interest in Turkey. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1988. It is a cultural and natural heritage.


Located in the province of Denizli in the Aegean region in western Turkey, Pamukkale offers. Thanks to its spectacular white travertines formed by waters with calcium oxide from the southern slopes of Mount Çaldağı. A magnificent beauty to those who visit them.


The Pamukkale travertines are 2,700 meters long and 160 meters high. This feature gives you visibility from miles away thanks to its bright white color.

This area 2 km from Denizli is famous with its healing waters that are believed to have therapeutic effects of various kinds. Here there are five sources of hot water whose temperature can reach up to 36º C.

The ancient city Hierapolis is one of the most striking centers of the archaic age. It encompasses remnants of late Hellenistic and early Christianity. It is assumed that the ancient city was founded by King Eumenes II of Pergamum in the 2nd century BC. and that his name is originally from Heira, the wife of Telefos, founder of Pergamo.

Hierapolis, which played a crucial role in the expansion of Christianity, is at the same time the city in which St. Philip, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, was assassinated. Therefore, the city was proclaimed the religious center in the 4th century. And later passed to the control of the Eastern Roman Empire and became the episcopal center.

In its time, Hierapolis was known with its masonry, hardware and woven fabrics.

If you visit Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis of unparalleled beauty. Do not return home without taking advantage of the healing water. Watch the sunset from the travertines and without seeing the caves and waterfalls in the vicinity.

We recommend that you buy the famous fabrics by hand, try the tasty dishes as you order and kebab in Denizli.

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Mertcan Uzuner

Turkish. Mechanical engineer. Spanish&English&Turkish Speaker

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