Pamukkale is one of the most extraordinary natural wonders in Turkey. Staying over night will let you enjoy its tranquility in the morning. The big attraction is a vast white cliff side with scallop shaped basins of water and frozen waterfalls. It looks as if it is made out of snow or cloud or balls of cotton. The ruins of Hierapolis are the other main attraction. The city was founded in 190 B.C. by Eumenes II, king of Pergamon. Finally you can swim in sacred pool (Holy poll of Cleopatra) where the ruins of Apollon temple are in it. This pool is high in calcium and said where Cleopatra took her beauty. It is the main spring of white terraces of Pamukkale.
Did you know that?
- Hierapolis-Pamukkale was made a World Heritage Site in 1988.
- Pamukkale mean "cotton castle" in Turkish because of the its colour.
- Over a million visitors come to Pamukkale every year.