Friday, December 12, 2014

Pamukkale in Turkey

Image from greentraveller

Literally translated from the Turkish as cotton castle, this series of falls and pools is hauntingly beautiful. Nearby Hierapolis, a city around the mineral spa, was destroyed by an earthquake in 60 CE and rebuilt afterwards. Many ruins from the Greco-Roman period can be seen here. The mineral rich pools are good for wading and bathing; however, the smooth surfaces are very slippery.

Hierapolis-Pamukkale is a UNESCO Heritage site.

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