- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
- Archaeological Site
- Unesco World Heritage
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale is one you should add to your own to-do list while in Turkey. For an acute sensorial experience, take a walk in these hot springs. There are indeed 17 hot water springs depositing calcium carbonate, which eventually hardens into travertine.
A product of nature, Pamukkale is set apart from the mountainous scenery surrounding it. In the sun, the whiteness of the limescale is almost blinding. I love these font-like creations. I discovered this site one October, while living in Turkey, and I believe this is the best time of year to visit it.
Reserve a few hours to wander round Hierapolis. The ancient city was founded in the 2nd century BC by one of the kings of Pergamon. You will discover a large necropolis as well as other ancient buildings. Bring your swimming suit for a dip in the thermal pool, which is always open. Famous for its therapeutic properties, the pool attracts a lot of visitors...