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Edward
October 20th, 2004, 11:19 PM
Text from http://www.allaboutturkey.com/pamuk.htm

Located 20 kilometers from the town of Denizli in the Aegean region of Turkey, Pamukkale is one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. The calcium oxide-rich waters flowing down the southern slope of Caldag located north of the ruins have, over the millennia, built up deposits of white travertine on the plateau thus fully justifying both the site's ancient name of Hierapolis (Holy City) and its modern one of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle).

Ancient Hierapolis appears to have been founded by King Eumenes II of Pergamon and its name is derived from Hiera, the wife of King Telephos, the legendary founder of Pergamon. The city became subject to Rome in 133 BC. In 17 BC. during the reign of Tiberius it suffered a heavy earthquake that substantially destroyed the city, requiring it to be rebuilt. Preliminary excavations at Hierapolis were undertaken by a German team towards the end of the last century. Since 1957, excavation and restoration work has been going on under the direction of an Italian group of archaeologists from the University of Lecce sponsored by Fiat.

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AJphx
November 12th, 2004, 02:11 AM
That is amazing. Turkey really has many unique old sites.

So was the town built into the white travertine or just near it?

TLOZ Link5
November 12th, 2004, 05:30 PM
Pamukkale was the set of the nymph Calypso's island in a 1997 made-for-TV version of The Odyssey with Armand Assante. I knew I'd seen those travertine basins somewhere.

DX
December 1st, 2004, 04:53 PM
That is absolutely amazing! I need some more pictures of this insanity :)

QUILIX
January 7th, 2005, 09:09 AM
Here are some nice pictures of Pamukkale ;)

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale01.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale02.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale03.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale04.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale05.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale06.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale07.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale08.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale09.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale10.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale11.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale12.jpg

http://www.worldturkey.com/web/pamukkale13.jpg

November 12th, 2006, 03:04 AM
Excellent...

THE TURK
November 25th, 2006, 08:38 AM
I AM FROM TURKEY
AND
THE CITY I WAS BORN IS DENIZLI WHICH IS 20KMS WAR AWAY FROM THE CITY CENTRE
I RECOMMEND U TO GO TO PAMUKKALE ONEDAY
U LL HAVE LOTS OF FUN WITH SIGHTSEEING AND THE UNUSUAL HISTORICAL PLACES THAT U HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN UR WHOLE LIFE

ryszardl
December 20th, 2006, 02:23 AM
hello

Here is gallery of free photos of Pamukkale, Turkey (http://www.free-travel-photos.org/Turkey/photos/Pamukkale/)

best regards
Ryszard and see photos (http://www.digitalphoto.pl/en/)

musicial
January 5th, 2007, 05:59 PM
Emre and The Turk, nice to see some people like you here, too. (I am from Istanbul but living in another country in Europe). One day if I could I am gonna organize my holiday and I am gonna make a long holiday not only in Pamukkale but also I'll make short trips in the whole west & south sides of Turkey.

Monrose
January 19th, 2007, 01:51 PM
Heyy i was in Pamukkale too, it is wonderful. Im turkish, but i live in Germany - Cologne...

turkishann
September 2nd, 2007, 12:00 PM
brilliant photos, I love Turkey holiday there quite regular, hence my name Turkishann, beautiful country and the people are wonderful, was there last month and will be returning next August

rincony
September 7th, 2007, 03:11 PM
Awesome place. That looks just like Ice. I am glad that it looks kind of clean and not dirtier with so many people visiting that place.

pricedout
November 10th, 2007, 02:37 PM
Turkishann,

I noticed from one of your other posts that you travel to Turkey and you have children. We are interested in traveling with our daughter to Istanbul (don't need any recommendations there, although if you have a/some favorite(s), I'd be happy if you shared) and also the south of Turkey. Do you have any recommendations for spots that may please both the young and the old(er)? Thanks.