Turkey Journals

Turkey delights 4

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A travel journal to Turkey by garymarsh6

House of the Virgin Mary Photo, Ephesus, Turkey More Photos
Quote: A grand tour of Turkey.

Richmond Pamukkale Thermal-Spa

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Hotel | "A reasonable hotel for a short stay."

Richmond Pamukkale Thermal-Spa Photo, Pamukkale, Turkey
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The Richmond thermal hotel is a spa hotel in Pamukkale Turkey. It is rated as a four star hotel in the Turkish hotel rating system. (I say that tongue in cheek as in general you should knock at least one star off). The hotel is set in large tended grounds near to the mountains. It is fed by the hot spring waters in this thermal area of Turkey. The hotel has 315 rooms in total and its main clientele include people who are visiting the nearby travertine terraces at Hierapolis and Pamukkale or those attending conferences. Check in.There is a grand entrance which leads to the lobby area which is very grand and makes the hotel look quite plush and efficient. Off the side of the rece...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 19, 2011

Richmond Pamukkale Thermal-Spa
KISILSEKI MEVKII KARAHAYIT
Denizli Pamukkale 20290
90-258-271-4294

Pamukkale Thermal Springs

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Attraction | "Cotton Castles of Pamukkale"

Pamukkale Thermal Springs Photo, Kusadasi, Turkey
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Pamukkale.Pamukkale is a natural phenomenon in the South East of Turkey and translated from Turkish into English it means cotton castles. This site is a superb example of nature’s amazing ability of forming these natural white travertine terraces and pools. The terraces are formed by calcium carbonate deposits that are deposited from the hot springs that cascade down the side of the hills from the geothermal hot springs that flow from the rocks and mountains.In total there are 17 hot springs with temperatures ranging from 35C to 100C. The hot water containing a high concentration of calcium and carbon dioxide comes into contact with the cooler carbon dioxide in the air causing ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 16, 2011

Pamukkale Thermal Springs
Edge of Hierapolis, 18km from Denizli
Kusadasi, Turkey

Ancient City of Aphrodisias

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Attraction | "A superb ancient city."

Ancient City of Aphrodisias Photo, Izmir, Turkey
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This temple site although in ruins contains some of the most beautiful intact relics and statues of all the temples we visited in Turkey. It can be found approximately 90 miles from Kusadasi near the village of Geyre. Settlements have been built on this site since the bronze and iron ages. If you are visiting this ancient site during the summer there is very little shade and you would be advised to take water with you and make sure you are covered with sun block, wear a hat and if possible an umbrella would give you some protection from the searing heat. Who was Aphrodite?Aphrodite was the mythical god of love, sexuality and beauty. Her jealous brother is said to have cut off t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 15, 2011

Ancient City of Aphrodisias
SW Coast of Asia Minor
Village of Geyre

Archaeological Site of Ephesus

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Attraction | "One of the Seven wonders of the ancient world."

Archaeological Site of Ephesus Photo, Ephesus, Turkey
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Ephesus.Ephesus is one of the most recognisable ancient sites in Turkey. It is situated in Selcuk, central Turkey approximately 15 miles from the seaside town and port of Kusadasi. Large cruise ships dock here and busloads of tourists spew out from the boats onto waiting coaches that bring the masses to this ancient site.There has been a settlement here of some kind since before the Bronze Age. The city used to be a port and was one of the most important ports and commercial centres in Turkey but today the sea is approximately 4 miles away today due to the silting up of the river.It was famous as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and at one time it was a major city ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 21, 2011

Archaeological Site of Ephesus

Ephesus, Turkish Aegean Coast

House of the Virgin Mary

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Attraction | "The House of the Blessed Virgin Mary."

House of the Virgin Mary Photo, Ephesus, Turkey
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Mereyemana.The house of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) is approximately four and a half miles away from the magnificent Turkish ruined city of Ephesus. It is set in the mountains on top of Mount Koressos (Mount Nightingale) surrounded by trees the house can be found in a peaceful and serene setting.We drove to the house passing Ephesus on the way gently rising above the deep valley below and wanting to reach here early before the mass tourists arrived from the cruise ships in nearby Kusadasi. We arrived at about 09:30 and the place was practically deserted apart from a few local people who had made the journey to visit the site. The house is viewed as a place of pilgrimage not o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 21, 2011

House of the Virgin Mary
Mt. Koressos
Ephesus, Turkey