Pamukkale Springs is a unique hot spring baths

Friday, July 20th 2012. | Turkey

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Pamukkale springs hot are very famous and all. Pamukkale Springs, 19 km (12 miles) north of Denizli (map), is Turkey’s leading mineral spa baths for its natural beauty: hot calcium-laden spring water from the earth and cascade over the cliff. When they cool they form dramatic travertines hard, brilliant white calcium that form pools. Springs Pamukkale (pah-kah-leh-Mook, “Cotton Castle”) has a spa since the Romans built the spa city of Hierapolis around a hot-spring of holy water. Sacred Pool is still there, filled with marble columns of the Roman Temple of Apollo. Pamukkale Springs once a favorite in every backpacker trip to Turkey. Adventurous tourists will stay in small pensions and hotels Pamukkale Town, basking in the warm mineral water pools travertime, linger for a long dinner with drinks in the evening, exchanging road stories, and generally had a wonderful time this relaxed atmosphere.

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In the 1990s the local government campaign meant to enhance the spa development and increased tourism. Misunderstanding in some ways, the development, along with changes in the image of tourism throughout Turkey, resulting in fewer visitors. Over the years, Pamukkale Springs used to be a quiet place and unknown, and few people who visit can enjoy hot springs and relax in total tranquility. But in spite of modern developments in this area, Pamukkale Springs remains a magical place and one of the significant landmarks of Turkey. Literally ‘cotton castle’ meaning, the spring was the result of an earthquake. The water is rich in minerals, especially limestone, which has been stored on the cliffs for centuries, and now it looks like a frozen waterfall and white, 2 700 meters and 160 meters long. Hot springs at Pamukkale Springs is believed to have healing powers, healing arthritis and asthma. This property was first noted by the Greeks and Romans who built the city of Hierapolis (Holy City) around the hot springs below Pamukkale. The water is captured in the pond is known since Roman times as the “Sacred Pool.”

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