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11/50.- Pamukkale, the Cotton castle

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Today we take a bus to Pamukkale, a famous tourist attraction 20 kilometers from Denizli. It's a 3 hour bus ride from Izmir to Denizli and half an hour from Denizli to Pamukkale. Pamukkale means Cotton castle and this is the name given to a natural wonder created by hot springs with mineral deposits, especially chalk, forming thick white layers of limestone and travertines cascading down the mountain slope, making the area look like a fortress of cotton or a frozen waterfall. You can take your shoes off and walk on the travertines. The water is warm and pleasant. The village of Pamukkale is surrounded with spa hotels. We stayed at Richmond spa and hotel from where we visited the site at Hierapolis in Pamukkale and the archeological site of Aphrodisias. The properties of these waters treating high blood pressure, heart diseases, circulatory problems, rheumatism, nervous disorders were known since antiquity. In the 2nd century BC, the kings of Pergamum built a thermal spa in Hierapolis.

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