Pamukkale offers unique wellness experience; World Bulletin

Turkey – Hierapolis-Pamukkale

Natural site in Turkey’s southwestern Denizli province combines thermal water treatment with antique city landscape

Turkey’s “white paradise” Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers unique wellness treatment opportunities with its antique hot springs and mineral-rich thermal pools.

Located in Turkey’s southwestern province of Denizli, the Pamukkale site, standing over the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, has been known as a spa town and thermal treatment center for millennia since the Roman times, and especially famous for its white limestone travertines, shaped by calcium-rich hot springs.

A natural spring, situated at a close proximity to the white terraces of travertine, is particularly popular with tourists. Dating from ancient Hierapolis, this pool formed naturally after the collapse of a series of columns in an earthquake in 692 AD, which caused thermal water to accumulate.

Its water temperature fixed at 36 degrees Celsius regardless of the season.

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