Pamukkale means "cotton castle" in Turkish. It is a natural site and attraction in south-western Turkey. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white "castle" which is in total about 2700 meters long and 160m high.
The tectonic movements that took place in the fault depression of the Menderes river basin triggered frequent earthquakes, and gave rise to the emergence of a number of very hot springs. The water from one of these springs, with its large mineral content - chalk in particular - created Pamukkale.
Today Pamukkale is a famous tourist attraction. It is recognized as a World Heritage Sites together with Hierapolis.
You can watch my 56 high resolution photos Hierapolis and 21 photos Pamukkale out of my Webshot page.
You can watch my several videos out of my
1 min 26 sec Video clip Pamukkale Sunset with Xenia Akeynikova – Dawn over Moscow music,
2 min 09 sec Video clip Pamukkale Late evening walk with frogs songs,
1 min 50 sec Video clip Pamukkale Hotels with Rafet El Roman – Yanarim - Turkish pop music,
1 min 19 sec Video clip Pamukkale Belle dance ,
1 min 15 sec Video clip Pamukkale Sunrise with Xenia Akeynikova – Dawn over Moscow music,
2 min 06 sec Video clip Pamukkale Travertines with Nalan – Hic Hakkin Yok - Turkish pop music,
2 min 19 sec Video clip Pamukkale Thermal with Sertap Erener – Kumsalda – Turkish pop music,
2 min 43 sec Video clip Pamukkale Onyx Workshop with Emre Altus – Gel Gel – Turkish pop music,
1 min 44 sec Video clip Pamukkale Onyx Souvenir Shop with Athena – I’st – Turkish pop music,
1 min 40 sec Video clip Pamukkale Winery and Turkish delights Shop with Candan Ercetinister – Parcalandim – Turkish pop music,
1 min 46 sec Video clip Pamukkale Dawn over Hierapolis with Xenia Akeynikova – Dawn over Moscow music,
2 min 42 sec Video clip Pamukkale Hierapolis Necropolis with Shubert – Ave Maria,
2 min 57 sec Video clip Pamukkale Hierapolis Colonnaded street with Saint Preux – Concerto pour piano,
1 min 52 sec Video clip Pamukkale Hierapolis Theatre and Apollo Temple with B.Koch – Ever Returning.
Learn more on my Pamukkale VT page.
While Pamukkale is the major attraction, Heiropolis is just a set of ruins. However the site isn't as "ruined" as many tourist sites are- you can walk among the ruins without fences or pathways, and the grounds aren't cleaned up and reconstructed for the most part. The amphitheater is well-maintained and may have been, at least in part, rebuilt. But it's an impressive place to visit if you want more than theraputic waters.
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