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things to do in pamukkale

Editor: Rasim Terzi (Tue, Nov 8, 2022 2:28 PM)

what to see in pamukkale

things to do in pamukkale


Pamukkale Cottoncastle


Pamukkale is the most popular natural beauty of Turkiye and the most visited by local and foreign tourists.Tourists who come to Pamukkale not only come to add beautiful photos to their photo albums, but also visit Pamukkale as a remedy for a problem in their bodies.But as every rose has thorns, Pamukkale also has a problem. this means that transportation to Pamukkale is not as easy as you think.If you say you love the rose and bear the thorn, then welcome to visit Pamukkale.

How were Pamukkale travertines formed?

Turkiye, which is between the continents, is in constant motion underground due to the mobility of the continents. Although this activity sometimes causes sad events such as earthquakes, it sometimes allows groundwater to come to the surface.There are bicarbonate, sulfate, calcium and carbon dioxide in these natural waters coming out of the underground.These natural waters have a temperature of about 35 degrees. While these natural waters spread from the top to the bottom, some of the water evaporates after contact with the sun. the rest begins to cover the earth in a white appearance like cotton. some of these coatings form stalactites. some form natural water pools. This formation has been going on for 15000 years.But with the local people having a source of income from tourism, a hotel was built around these travertines. and these natural water resources began to be used in hotels. and This is why natural water resources began to decline. After Pamukkale was taken under UNESCO protection, the hotels around the travertines were demolished. In this way, the natural water of Pamukkale was partially saved. Today, there is not enough natural water to irrigate the entire Pamukkale region at the same time. Irrigation is carried out by the state at different points of Pamukkale on different days.


Pamukkale Hierapolis 

Next to Pamukkale travertines are the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis.Eumenes II, king of Pergamum, wants to build a city in the most beautiful place in the world for his wife Hiera. sends his men in all directions. some of his men find Pamukkale travertines. King Eumenese recommend this place. King Eumenes built an ancient city in the name of his wife Hiera right next to Pamukkale travertines. Pergamum donated all his lands to the Roman Empire because the Pergamon king had no sons. After this donation, Hierapolis became one of the most important ancient cities of the Roman Empire. The small ancient city of Hierapolis doubled in size with the Roman Empire. There was a length of three kilometers between the two gates of the ancient city of Hierapolis.You can see what you will see in hierapolis in the list below

what to see in Hierapolis 

  • Southern Roman Gate 
  • Gymnasium 
  • Church With pillar
  • Roman Bath (today Archaealogical Museum )
  • Temple Spring 
  • Temple of Apollo and prediction Center 
  • Plutonium 
  • Big Theater 
  • Saint Philippe Martyrion 
  • Cathedral 
  • Nymphaeum of The Tritons 
  • Frontinus street
  • Agora
  • Latrina 
  • Tomb of Flavius Zeuxis 
  • Olive Processing Workshop 
  • Frontinus Gate 
  • Bath Bazilika 
  • North Necropolis 
  • Pamukkale travertines 
  • Ancient Pool - Cleopatra pool 
  • people flying above Pamukkale by Hot air balloon or paragliding 

How to visit Pamukkale 

Visiting Pamukkale varies according to physical ability and time.Because Pamukkale is spread over an area of ​​about 3 kilometers. There are Pamukkale entrances as North and South entrances at two corners of these three kilometers.People who do not have much to do with antiquity, enter only through the south door and spend their time in the area where only the Travertines are. When their time is up, they exit through the south gate  again. But for lovers of antiquity or a devout Christian, there are many points of interest in Pamukkale for tourists.In addition, you have the chance to visit Pamukkale with minibuses and buggys that you can rent as an extra at the entrance of Pamukkale.

Pamukkale North Necropolis


The people who came to Pamukkale to find healing in the ancient world, bequeathed to be buried in Hierapolis if they could not have healing as they wished.In this way, the Hierapolis necropolis is the largest necropolis of Anatolia.Hierapoliste has three necropolises in the east, west and north. There are approximately 1200 graves in the northern necropolis, the largest of these.These 1200 tombs are not randomly made tombs. The tombs of the most important people in ancient times were built in Hierapolis.In the Necropolis of Hierapolis, there are tombs like a small hill in the shape of a tumulus, as well as in very ordinary sacrophagus. Some tombs were made for only one person, while others were special tombs for a family.In addition, a tomb has been used in the tombs of others 100 or 200 years after the tomb owner.

Pamukkale Flavius Zeuxis Tomb 

Flavius ​​Zeuxis, who was engaged in wool weaving business in Hierapolis, is a merchant who became famous for transporting the weavings he wove in Hierapolis to Italy 72 times. Around Pamukkale today.
 Perhaps the person who made the textile and cotton products famous was Flavius ​​Zeuxis. Flavius Zeuxis's tomb is one of the most famous tombs in Pamukkale cemetery. According to the information obtained from the epitaph of this tomb, Flavius ​​Zeuxis allowed the use of the tomb for family members. In general, in the inscriptions of the tombs in the Hierapolis necropolis, there are curse messages to prevent the use of someone else's tomb.

Pamukkale  Frontinus Gate and  Frontinus Street 

The main entrance gate of the ancient city of Hierapolis and the name of the street after this gate are called Frontinus. This gate and the great avenue were built by Roman's Asian Proconsul Julius Sextus Frontius in 82-83 AD.there was a sewer system like in Ephesus.The sewerage system has been built in such a way that almost a person can enter.

Pamukkale Olive oil Extraction Site 

Undoubtedly, the two most important trade products of the ancient world. olive oil and wine. In the ancient city of Hierapolis, you can see an olive oil press right next to the frontinus gate. Olives are placed on a marble. A circular stone is passed over the olives. The oils in the olives come out with the crushing of the stone. This oil was transferred to the amphorae where olive oil was collected by following the water path in the marble. Shampoo or soaps were made from the remaining olive pulp.

Pamukkale Triton Fountain 

The first thing a person who comes from a long distance will undoubtedly want is water. The important structure that welcomes the caravans making long journeys in the Menderes valley after they enter the ancient city of Hierapolis is the Triton Fountain.When you say fountain, don't imagine a small water fountain. Triton fountain was a huge fountain showing the power and wealth of the ancient city of Hierapolis.The fountain is a two-storey building with a height of about 60 meters.In addition, in this fountain, there were sculptures that brought to life mythological stories.Thanks to the staging of mythological stories, we can name these fountains as Water theatre. Whenever people look at this fountain, they feel like they are watching a theater play.Archaeologists gave the name Triton to this fountain because there were many Triton statues during the excavations. Triton is the son of Poseidon whose upper body is Human and lower part is fish. You can see an example of these sculptures in the Hierapolis Archeology Museum.

Pamukkale Hierapolis Latrina (Public Toilet)

There was a latrina right next to the frontinus gate in hierapolis.latrina means public toilet. Just as we learn everything about the plane from the black box, the black box of the ancient city is the public toilets.With the historical feces found in the latrinas, we can have information about what people ate in ancient times.Ancient cities generate income from latrinas. Because in ancient times, feces and urine were used to remove paint. urine and feces were sold for money. latrinas were used together with men and women. It is also known that latrinas were used as brothels.

Pamukkale Agora

Agora, which was a market place in ancient times, can be called the heart of an ancient city. because it's where money is exchanged. Where the money is, it gives us all kinds of information about a city. In short, Agoras are the black box of the ancient city, just like airplanes.


Pamukkale Saint Philippe Martyrion 

Martyrion It is a monumental tomb structure for people who were martyred in the name of religion.Saint Philips came to Hierapolis to spread Christianity, but was captured by Roman soldiers and tortured to death at one of the highest points of Hierapolis.With the acceptance of Christianity, an octagonal (immortality) martyrdom was built on this hill in honor of saint Philip. And the march to this martyrdom has been a crucifixion. That's why Christians who came to Hierapolis for years prayed for St. Philip on this hill after a difficult journey.Today, you can reach the St. Philip's Martyrdom by using this tiring way, or you can go by using the Shuttle services, which is an extra service at the entrances.

Who is Saint Philips ? 

He was born in Bethlehem. He is one of the best apostles of Jesus Christ. And he is also younger than Jesus Christ.He is one of the apostles who witnessed many miracles of Jesus.The icon of saint philip is 5 loaves and two fish.This symbol is used as evidence of the miracle of reproduction of breads and fish.



Pamukkale Big Theater 

The Ancient Theater we see in Pamukkale today is the 2nd theater because Pamukkale hieropolis Ancient City was first built on top of the agora and the cemetery in the northern region. Due to the earthquakes in Hierapolis, the city was shifted to the south. When the new city was established, it was decided to build a new Ancient Theater. Very beautiful decorations  were made on the stage building in the ancient theater built here. Today, we can see these flight decorations in the Archeology Museum.

Pamukkale Apollo Temple and Plutonium

The most interesting places in the ancient city of Heirapolis were the temple of Apollo and the plutonium.Priests in the temple of Apollo used to make oracles about important people's future events.They would communicate with Apollo by entering the plutonium called the gate of hell.deadly poison was coming out of the gates of death. These poisons were not only killing priests. If anyone other than priests entered through this door, that person would die suddenly.Therefore, the priests of Apollo had a special status in the city life of Hierapolis. and everyone respected the temple of apollo.



 Pamukkale Thermal Pool


Pamukkale Denizli Rooster

Denizli rooster is a very famous animal in Turkey. The reason why this animal is famous is because it crows for a long time. That's why its symbol in Denizli is the rooster. Today, it is normal to see rooster statues in government buildings and other important points and parks. One of these rooster statues is located in the ancient city of Heropolis, right in front of the ancient Pool called the Cleopatra Pool.


Pamukkale Hierapolis Archeaological Museum and Roman bath 





Pamukkale KaraHayıt Red Water 

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Cable Car in Denizli Bağbaşı Yaylası 

Denizli Old Town Bazaar 

Denizli High School 

Denizli Osman Bey Mansion 

Akhan Caravanserai

İncilipınar parc

Old Houses in Buldan 

Tripolis Antik Kenti 

Keloğlan Cave 




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