A bizarre yet natural and historical site with the glistening white castle -like cascades, Pamukkale is one of the most important highlights of Turkey. The place is named in Turkish as “Pamukkale”, that literally means “cotton castle”, the site is parallel to the glorious and spectacular view. The sparkling white calcareous castles are formed by limestone-laden thermal springs, creating the incredible formation of stalactites, potholes and cataracts.
The astounding landscape of Pamukkale has been created by this gradual formation, leaving a beautiful cotton-like image. Located above the theatre of Hierapolis, the mineral water is sourced from the natural thermal springs of Cal Mountain. It is collected in a pool that is known as “Sacred Pool” of ancient times, where you can swim amidst the historical remains of Hierapolis. The Sacred Pool has now been located inside Pamukkale Hotel. Its not just the aesthetic properties of the site, the water of Pamukkale is also famous for its benefits to the skin and eyes; and its healing properties contribute to the ills of asthma and rheumatism (medical problems affecting the joints and connective tissue). The remains of the ancient Hierapolis are situated on back of the thrilling sheer white terraces, erected wondrously in the area. The kids enjoy the ‘fairyland’ feel of the place while couples visit the place for soothing hot spring baths.