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Monday, July 25, 2011

Pamukkale's Travertines and The Roman Hierapolis










































From Kapadokya, ( Cappadocia) we took the night trip bus to Denizli, then to Denizli half hour more to Pamukkale. We found a Hotel just in the middle of the village and just a few kilometers away from the Travertines. After checking in we had breakfast then we went to the Travertines just walking. The Hotel is so clean, has swimming pool , run by a Family very friendly and the food is again excellent! :)

Pamukkale's Travertines - as we come nearer to the travertines, we saw a big slope of mountain so white, i never seen such things like this before, it looks like snow but it's not, ( for Michael it's his second time to see the travertines) it is a calcium rich - mineral water, a gleaming snowy white limestones formed by the warm water coming from the mountains.

In the history it says, it is known as the "Sacred Pool of the Romans" . Some years ago, the government tried to make a law to the people not to swimm on the warm pool or travertines, but then they cannot stop the people, now, there are some shallow pools that the people are allowed to go swimming mostly on the lower parts.

Roman Hierapolis - After we walked and washed our feet on the warm water of the travertines, we visited the ruins of Hierapolis. It was a cure center and founded in 190 BC, we enjoyed walking through beautiful landscape. It was spring season so there are colorful wild flowers everywhere. We got tired of walking had a drink in the restaurant at the Hotel and then go back walking down the waterfalls of white stone. It was again a very interesting and unforgettable travel experience for me :)

9 comments:

  1. oh, so beautiful Car, thank you always for bringing me to places of wonder through your travel pics. Wish I would be able to see this in the future too, but if not, I am happy I am blessed enough to learn about this place. I see some places here with similar features of limestones looking like snow, but never as vast as this. I am always inspired to see this part of Earth exposed because of Chemistry and geology, nature is a very good teacher if only we learn how to read from it.

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  2. awesome shots KC!!! simply breathtaking... sigh...take me there someday will you please...hehehe, for now i join you in my dreams...

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  3. It looks super. I certainly would like to visit this place.

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  4. So beautiful!

    I was like *mouths gapping*n with all the photos!

    I am truly amazed... lovely, Car!

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  5. very nice post.i love this post.thanks for share beautiful images...

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  6. so beautiful i.e. i can not explain in words.lots of thanks for this post...

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  7. nice photos.i like these all photos.thanks for share them...

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  8. good post.thanks for this nice post...

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  9. Hi KC ! I won't get tired saying thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos of your travel and bringing us to those places we might not be able to see.

    You should work on travel books or something, these are great shots !

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