Situated in the inner part of the Aegean Region,
is Denizli, a tourism city with its numerous beauty.
Dating back to the Calcholithic age, this was the
site of a settlement of the earliest communities, and changed hands
continuously, becoming the center of various civilizations in different time
periods. The ancient city of Laodikeia is here, within the borders of Denizli,
with its ruins awaiting for the sightseers. In addition to Triopolis which was
known as the center of bishops, while Christianity spread. Hierapolis is another
Ancient City, being a historical treasure, while it also offers a real wonder of
nature. Named, as today "Pamukkale", this place is astonishingly beautiful, and
unique in the world with its white travertine offering marvelous scenery.
The wide forests and numerous picnicking and
camping areas here contribute to this natural and archaeological richness, while
its position as a stopover between the major provinces like Izmir, Ankara and
Antalya, increases the tourist attraction of Denizli. The thermal resorts also
attract visitors to the provinces with their spring waters of therapeutic
effects Gemezli, Cezmeli, Tekke and Kizildere are the main spa resorts, besides
the thermal centers of Pamukkale and Karahayit.
A miraculous site, unique and world famous for
its fascinating formation of white petrified cascades is Pamukkale located 20
kms from Denizli.
This fairyland of "Cotton Castle" is a marvelous
spectacle, created by a beautiful composition of cataracts, pools and
stalactites. The grounds of white travertine gleam under the sun, as the waters
flow mildly over.
Nearby is the ancient "Hierapolis" (the Holy
City). Here stands a magnificent theater affording a wonderful view of the land
below, and the Temple of Apollo, representing the Hellenistic period.
Since the earliest times of history, Pamukkale
has been chosen for its therapeutic mineral waters. The site today is a fine
spa-center with its warm pools and numerous facilities provided nearby.
To the northwest of Pamukkale, is Karahayit,
another thermal center with curative waters of a high iron content. The
specialty of this site is the interesting formation made by the water, with the
most beautiful tones of glittering red. You will want to make this extraordinary
scene eternal by taking some photographs, and the originality of the region is
reflected on these photos.
Standing since the 3rd century AD, there exist
aqueducts between Pamukkale and Karahayit a rendering an attractive place for
sightseers, while thermal baths and camping grounds are also provided for all
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