Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pamukkale, Turkey

Our next stop was the Turkish delight (oh the puns!) of Pamukkale. It was beautiful, unique and somehow forgettable. Every time we retell our Turkey adventures, I somehow always forget Pamukkale.

Pamukkale, AKA Cotton Castles, is home to terraces and travertines of hot springs and mineral water.

It has been used as a spa since the 2nd century. The pools are relaxing despite that random impromptu sexy photoshoots from a surprising number of tourists. Is this a thing?

There is really one one way to the top which is to hike on up. While it is a little steep and uneven, it's fairly accessible.

The travertines are slippery and shoes are not allowed to protect it. So pack socks if you have tender toes.

If soaking is not enough for you, just above the terraces is the archaeological and UNESCO World Heritage site of Hierapolis.

The area is pretty extensive so bring more than flipflops if you want to move around.
Bathrooms and a snack shack are also available, plus fantastic views like the one below.

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