Pamukkale, known as Turkey’s “cotton castle,” is situated on the southern bank of the ancient city of Hierapolis. Travertine terraces were created by the water growing colder and more solid as it travelled away from the calcareous hot water source over countless years, eventually taking the shape of floors and stairways. People are calmed by the “radon gas” present in the Pamukkale Travertine. The Pamukkale Travertine hot springs are not only an exceptional natural phenomenon but also provide health advantages. Let’s highlight the spots in Pamukkale that are most visited.
Hierapolis City Ruins
The ancient city of Hierapolis, also known as the “Holy City” (in Greek), is situated about 17 kilometres from Denizli, close to Pamukkale. They are situated on a 350-meter-high incline. In the second millennium BC, Hierapolis’ first structures were erected. The image gallery contains the Hierapolis plan.
Pamukkale’s white travertine pools are surrounded by an especially lovely landscape that receives its water from the same hot springs. You are free to swim in the same waters that Cleopatra did in the past! You can use these legendary waters for healing at a contemporary, well-run spa. In contrast to the white water in the lower pools, the water in the Antique Pool, which Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen, liked, is clear and warm.
Hierapolis Archaeological Museum
One of the most-visited spots in Pamukkale, the Archaeological Museum, is situated on a 14,000 m2 plot of land in the Ancient City of Hierapolis. A gym, an antique Roman bath, and a library are also included in this complex of buildings. The Hierapolis Southern Bath, also known as the Great Bath Building, was built between Severus and Hadrian’s eras (117–138 A.D.). It is adjacent to the entrance to the travertine canals and is situated southwest of the city.