Turkey is becoming a tourist attraction now a days because of its mesmerizing places that attracts tourists from around the globe. Pamukkale is one of the famous tourist spots in Turkey. In Turkish the word Pamukkale means cotton castle which is located in Denizli province in southwestern Turkey. On the top of castle Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis is located which is 2700 meters in length and 600 meters wide and is 160 meters high. The captivating views of this place can also be seen from hills that are at its opposite side in the town of Denizli which is 20 km away from the castle.
Tourism is an important industry in Turkey that is contributing a big amount to its GDP. In the 20th century hotels were built on the ruins of Hierapolis. A road was also laid to go to terraces from valley and also was used to go on bikes. At the time when this place was labeled as a historic place all the hotels were destroyed along with the road and artificial pools were made.
No one is allowed to wear shoes in water to protect the historic remains.
The Pamukkale’s terraces were constructed from travertine which is a rock deposited by water due to hot springs. There are total 17 hot water springs in this place and their temperature varies from 35°C to 100°C not only in Hierapolis but there are also historic artifacts present in Lacodiceia, Attuda, Lycos and others. There is also a museum for tourists in which the artifacts from Lydia,. Caria, and Pisidia are present. In the museum there are three closed areas for Hierapolis Bath and open areas dedicated for library and gymnasium. The artifacts displayed in open space are made up of marble and stone while Hierapolis is ruined.
Based on the distinctive natural view, and the historic importance of Pamukkale. It is of-course a best place to plan your tour.
Pamukkale is mainly known as a tourist attraction and is believed to be a World Heritage Site. In 1988 Hierapolis-Pamukkale was named as World Heritage Site. The volcanic activity occurring underground results in hot springs and forcing carbon dioxide in the cave which is also known as Plutonium which means the home of god Pluto. The religious and pious people of Cybele used this cave for their religious gatherings and purposes and were immune to overpowering gas. In 1960 the hotels were ruined. In the present ere the water source to hotels are limited. Now a days the tourists are not allowed to go to terraces but are directed to go through the main pathway. The visitors are only allowed to use few of the pools due to new rules.