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Denizli - Pamukkale - Hierapolis

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Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.

The ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white "castle" which is in total about 2,700 metres (8,860 ft) long, 600 m (1,970 ft) wide and 160 m (525 ft) high. It can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 km away.

Tourism is and has been a major industry. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. As recently as the mid-20th century, hotels were built over the ruins of Heropolis, causing considerable damage. An approach road was built from the valley over the terraces, and motor bikes were allowed to go up and down the slopes. When the area was declared a World Heritage Site, the hotels were demolished and the road removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.


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Created: Jun 10, 2011
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Fatih ErdoganFatih Erdogan moderator 06/10/2011
serkan şimşekserkan şimşek I live in Denizli 07/12/2013
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arash Raijiarash Raiji i live in denizli 07/11/2012
Justyna KamińskaJustyna Kamińska 02/18/2014
mehmet1975mehmet1975 want se Pamukkale 11/18/2013
Mert ErdemMert Erdem I m livin in Denizli 02/19/2014
Utku YasarUtku Yasar I live in Denizli.Iam a student of English Language And Literature.I have been 11 countries. 12/09/2012

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