Thermal hot springs and the travertine terraces at sunset

Pamukkale Travel Blog

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Looking up at the terraces of Pamukkale
Two hours later near sunset, we arrived at Pamukkale and stayed until after sunset. I didn't really have time to visit the ruins there called Hierapolis, it had a large theater too. The city with the thermal springs was a popular spa resort. It also had one of the largest ancient graveyard in Anatolia, with more than 1200 toms from Roman, Hellenistic and early Christian periods. I only walked around the travertine terraces. One person from our group had walked all the way down the terraces and couldn't make it back in time for the bus pickup, she had gone to the police station to call the office at Pamukkale and we picked her up on the way to the hotel!

We arrived at the hotel after dark, checked in and had dinner again by the poolside with hundreds of other people! This hotel was very large and had the biggest pool I had ever seen! L-shaped, and the top of the water was level with the deck. Very cool. It also had a thermal pool, so even though I was really tired after a long day, I had to try it out before going to sleep! And I also went into the large pool, but did not even make a lap!
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Looking up at the terraces of Pamu…
Looking up at the terraces of Pam…
Looking up at the terraces of Pamu…
Looking up at the terraces of Pam…
Sign of Hierapolis
Sign of Hierapolis
the reception and entrance of Pamu…
the reception and entrance of Pam…
Hierapolis in the distance as I wa…
Hierapolis in the distance as I w…
Hierapolis in the distance as I wa…
Hierapolis in the distance as I w…
Hierapolis theater can be seen  in…
Hierapolis theater can be seen i…
Hierapolis theater can be seen  in…
Hierapolis theater can be seen i…
travertine terraces, tourists are …
travertine terraces, tourists are…
travertine terraces of Pamukkale
travertine terraces of Pamukkale
travertine terraces of Pamukkale
travertine terraces of Pamukkale
travertine terraces of Pamukkale
travertine terraces of Pamukkale
me after sunset
me after sunset
pools of hot springs of Pamukkale
pools of hot springs of Pamukkale
terraces in the distance
terraces in the distance
terraces after sunset
terraces after sunset
these are the pools visitors can w…
these are the pools visitors can …
one of the arches of Hierapolis
one of the arches of Hierapolis
sunset at Pamukkale
sunset at Pamukkale
Pamukkale
photo by: EmyG