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With all the white mineral deposits you have to work hard to get some colour in the pictures
Turkey 2015 part II - Pamukkale and Hierapolis

March 20th 2015
To walk in the water from the Pamukkale hot spring is a sweet luxury The first half of this trip I, Ake, spent visiting various ancient sites in the southeast of Turkey. But there was one more thing I wanted to see while being in this part of Turkey and that was Pamukkale. Pamukkale is a place I bypassed when I travelled in Turkey many years ago. Since then I have been thinking about going th ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Pamukkale

Turkish Flag Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
30th April 2015

Unworldly sights
Fab photos in these amazing places. I too visited them, but hadn't realized Hierapolis was so huge--you were a proper explorer! And sure, this could be the tomb of the Apostle Philip--I saw authentic three Holy Grails in Spain, so anything is possible! I also agree that Turkey is fantastic--glad you liked it!
30th April 2015

I'll probably revisit P+H one day
Emma also wish to see Pamukkale so I guess I have to make a revisit some day. I don't mind that at all. It's worth it! /Ake
13th June 2015

Where is Pamukkale?
Pamukkale is located to the south central of the Aegean region of Turkey. It is about 19 km to Denizli city and a 2,5 hour drive from the resort town Kusadasi. This lovely, developing district Pamukakale is in Menderes Valley. It was inside the borders of Caria, Lycia and Phrygia and had a mixed population. This unique land locates on a platform overlooking the Curuksu Valley, known as Lycos in antiquity. It is at altitude of 360 m. from the sea level and 70 m. from the Lycos Valley. The calcium oxide-rich waters flowing down from the southern slope of Cal Mountain carried deposits and built these white travertines located on the north of the ruins, over the millennia, plateau.

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