Pamukkale Journals

Have you ever seen a hill of cotton?

An August 1998 trip to Pamukkale by walkman

Cotton Hill Photo, Pamukkale, Turkey More Photos
Quote: Pamukkale means in Turkish something like "cotton hill". And it is truth. When you look around the place when you are staying in the centre of this great natural monument you'll say the same. Heaps of "cotton" made by calcium and water through thousands of years are very fascinating.

Have you ever seen a hill of cotton?

Overview

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Pamukkale itself and Hierapolis

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Hierapolis

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Attraction

Hierapolis Photo, Pamukkale, Turkey
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Hierapolis is the city built on the top of the pamukkale hill on the hot spring. All the buildings are from the time of Byzantines. Hierapolis was the famous summer residence of the caesar of Byzantine empire. The hot springs of Pamukkale were know for their healthy effects on the people.

Today you can see there the ruins of many old buildings, many graves, the old theater and on the spring there is big swimming pool. Civilisation comes to everything...

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2000

Hierapolis
top of the Pamukkale hill
Pamukkale, Turkey

Hierapolis

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Attraction | "Theater of Hierapolis"

Hierapolis Photo, Pamukkale, Turkey
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The Theater of Hierapolis is very nice piece of architecture in Hierapolis. Pergamon has the greatest theater, but Hierapolis has the most beautiful theater I ever saw. It's not in ruins, so you can spend plenty of time hanging around, trying to shout to examine the acoustics or admire statues of ancient gods. Or you can buy some faked coins from the byzantine age. Guys who are selling them will say you anything to sell them, but sometimes it is really very easy to see that they are only few months old. Still, if you want a souvenir, just buy it. But be careful of the price. Guys will ask you for really ungodly money...

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2000

Hierapolis
top of the Pamukkale hill
Pamukkale, Turkey

Cotton Hill

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Attraction | "Pamukkale, the cotton hill"

Cotton Hill Photo, Pamukkale, Turkey
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As I said in the overview to this journal, Pamukkale in English means 'hill of cotton'. And the name doesn't lie. This wonder of nature was made by a water spring on the top of the hill and calcium-based stones. Water flows down the slope of the hill and makes pure white pools and formations of stone.

Today, water flow and waterfalls in Pamukkale are regulated and in every part of the year it flows through different parts of the hill. People are allowed to walk through this place only with bare feet. Still, some parts of the hill start to be black, or grey, because these are dry when water flows through other parts of the hill.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2000

Cotton Hill
Pamukkale Hill
Pamukkale, Turkey

City of dust

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If you want to see gray sky in Turkey, go to Denizli. Denizli is the city of dust. I've never seen it with blue sky above it. It's the place near Pamukkale and the best start point to that place, but take my advice. DO NOT SPEND TOO MUCH TIME THERE. Only if you want to be black like a chimney-sweep after walking through the city.

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walkman
Bratislava, Slovakia