Pamukkale is one of the most interesting places in Turkey. “Pamukkale” means “cotton castle”, and for several millennia Pamukkale is a wonderful health resort, which were treated by the ancient Greeks. Pamukkale Tourism remains very popular in our days.
Title Pamukkale – “cotton castle” was given to this area for its appearance. Here in Pamukkale, calcium rich water flows down from the mountains, forming a cascade of reservoirs with walls of white limestone called travertine. Over millions of years on the slopes of the mountains and along the shores of this unique system of reservoirs having white travertine terraces – entities that have received the deposition of calcium salts of calcium rich mineral water.
Earlier on this salt terraces allowed to walk barefoot, but now due to the increased flow of tourists are walking banned. Now tourists can walk along the paths, admiring and admiring the extraordinary creations of nature. Entrance to the mountain in Pamukkale costs about 20 Turkish lira, and the mountain is open around the clock visiting tourists.
Despite the fact that shopping Travertine is prohibited in Pamukkale today there are special places where the travertine permitted even to bathe. Those interested can still swim in the pool even Cleopatra, but in a few years, when it will be completed at the foot of the mountain pools, access to the travertine will be closed, and tourists can take thermal baths exclusively in the pool.
In 1988, Pamukkale and the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Already at the time of ancient Greek civilization, it became known that the thermal waters in Pamukkale have remarkable healing and rejuvenating properties. Since the thermal baths, mud and mineral water enriched with calcium, become a kind of “calling card” of Pamukkale. Today Pamukkale is a very famous and popular health resort, which annually receives thousands of tourists from around the world. Tourism, which allows to combine both treatments in Pamukkale and inspection unique historical sights of Turkey, every year it becomes more and more fashionable and popular.
Mineral springs of Pamukkale not only treat a number of skin diseases, rheumatism, rickets, a number of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the cardiovascular system, but also to relieve fatigue and stress, removal of residues, restore and rejuvenate the whole body. In Pamukkale has 17 different types of thermal waters, and all of them are rich in calcium, magnesium and a number of other useful substances to the human body. Low thermal waters of Pamukkale is about 36 ° C.
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