Friday, June 2, 2017

Pamukkale: Hierapolis & Thermal Pools (Travertine Hot Springs) in Turkey


Pamukkale is one of Turkey's top attractions after Cappadocia. Tourists and the locals flock to Pamukkale for thermal pools. The thermal pools (travertine hot springs) was used as a spa since the second century BC. Terraces of travertine hot springs is known as the nature wonders of the world from the minerals reaction between calcium and hydrogen carbonate to create calcium carbonate and limestone. It is scientifically proven to cure many diseases thus it becomes an attraction side for the visitors to bathe or soak their feet.

Hierapolis ancient city is also located in Pamukkale. There are many remaining of building structures can be seen at the site. Walking at the site can be challenging if you aren't fit as the pathways are uneven and most of the sites are located quite a distance from one to another and some are located on top of the hill which require to walk up the steep hill. Thus, it is advisable to wear comfortable sports shoes and pants with your cap as walking at the site can be difficult under the hot weather. 

Heading to the top of the hillof the sanctuary of St Philip (one of the twelve aposties of Christ at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
Heading to the top of the hillof the sanctuary of St Philip (one of the twelve aposties of Christ at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
Octagonal Baths building before heading up the stairway at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
Octagonal Baths building before heading up the stairway at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
Church of the Sepulchre was built around a first-century Sacellum tomb belonging to the Roman cementery at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
Church of the Sepulchre was built around a first-century Sacellum tomb belonging to the Roman cementery at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
St Philip tomb at Pamukkale, Turkey
St Philip tomb at Pamukkale, Turkey
The remainings of semicircular structure with seating for the priests during the liturgy at Church of the Sepulchre in Pamukkale, Turkey
The remainings of semicircular structure with seating for the priests during the liturgy at Church of the Sepulchre in Pamukkale, Turkey
Some of the interior remainings of Church of the Sepulchre at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
Some of the interior remainings of Church of the Sepulchre at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
Different Cross designs can be found at St Philip tomb at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
Different Cross designs can be found at St Philip tomb at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, TurkeyAdd caption

The theatre was used into late Roman times dating to AD 352 and the spectators were divided accordingly to the social class at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
The theatre was used into late Roman times dating to AD 352 and the spectators were divided accordingly to the social class at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
The theatre is divided into two parts by the central diazoma and vertically by 8 staircases into 9 kerkides at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
The theatre is divided into two parts by the central diazoma and vertically by 8 staircases into 9 kerkides at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
The remainings of the theatre at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
The remainings of the theatre at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
An exciting visit to the most popular attraction site, Pamukkale Themal Pools among tourists and locals in Pamukkale, Turkey
An exciting visit to the most popular attraction site, Pamukkale Themal Pools among tourists and locals in Pamukkale, Turkey
Enjoying the view of the thermal (salted) hills on the ground at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
Enjoying the view of the thermal (salted) hills on the ground at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey


Heading to the main spectacular of the famous thermal pools at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
Heading to the main spectacular of the famous thermal pools at Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
At last, we arrive at the thermal pool which also known as Cleopatras pools after 15 minutes walk from the entrance at HIerapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
At last, we arrive at the thermal pool which also known as Cleopatras pools after 15 minutes walk from the entrance at HIerapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey
Removing shoes before stepping into travertines terraces at Pamukkale Thermal Pools (Cleopatras) pools in Turkey
Removing shoes before stepping into travertines terraces at Pamukkale Thermal Pools (Cleopatras) pools in Turkey
In ancient times, the travertines terraces were overflowing with water at Pamukkale Thermal Pools in Turkey
In ancient times, the travertines terraces were overflowing with water at Pamukkale Thermal Pools in Turkey
The nature wonder of Pamukkale Thermal Pools or also known as Travertines Terraces which attracts many tourists to Pamukkale in Turkey
The nature wonder of Pamukkale Thermal Pools or also known as Travertines Terraces which attracts many tourists to Pamukkale in Turkey
Spectacular view while soaking our feet in the thermal pools at Pamukkale, Turkey
Spectacular view while soaking our feet in the thermal pools at Pamukkale, Turkey