Ancient Spa Ruins of Pamukkale
Pamukkale, or the Cotton Castle, a cascading mountain of sodium bicarbonate and natural spring waters, was known to the ancients to have healing powers. The early Greeks and Romans built Hieropolis, a huge town complete with two coliseums, Temple to Apollo, and homes for thousands above it. Excellent ruins of the town still stand on the hilltop and are definitely worth a visit before dipping into the pools. Check out the museum too, filled with plenty of beautiful artifacts and sculpture.
By Kristin Rust, AFAR Local Expert
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