Pamukkale, which is known as Denizli’s largest city as its population; which is the center of the most important cultures since antiquity and is famous for its healing hot springs. Pamukkale, famous for its travertines formed by thermal waters containing calcium oxide, is one of the few natural areas of the world. For this reason, Pamukkale, which is called “The Eighth Wonder of the World“, is one of the places that should be absolutely necessary for the places to be seen before dying.
There are many dramatic traverten terraces from all over the world, from China to Iran, from USA to Afghanistan. But nowhere else in the world is there any place other than this region where there are picturesque travertine formations covered with springs built on limestone formed over thousands of years. Moreover, it is a spa town with columns streets, temples, hamam houses, necropolis and an idyllic settlement. On your visit to Hierapolis, you can swim in the ancient pond filled with mineral rich waters, which can be washed in travertines as the Romans do, with a temperature of about 36 °C, and sunken columns from ancient times. It is said that these hot spring waters are good for heart diseases, blood pressure, rheumatism, skin, eye, rickets, paralysis, nervous and vascular diseases.
Hellenistic civilization since the powerful hosts Pamukkale, Turkey is an important symbol throughout the year and is recognized worldwide as a tourist paradise influx of domestic and foreign tourists. Pamukkale was taken to the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1988 due to its natural and cultural assets.
The things you can do around Pamukkale and its vicinity are not limited to the area where the travertines are located. There are many places to explore in this region which is a paradise of historical and natural tourism. Here, you can wind yourself from the low hill, 70 meters high, with the view of the white traverten. For alternative tourism enthusiasts this would be a very interesting activity. Apart from Pamukkale there are many paragliding places in this area. Kaklik, Çameli and Honaz are only a few of these regions and Honaz, which is 2 thousand meters high, is known as a track area used only for professionals. In Kaklik you can float in the air for up to 5 hours according to the severity of the windy area with a height of 300 meters.
Biking trails, trekking routes, mountaineering and caving activities in Pamukkale and surrounding areas, which are very popular for alternative tourism enthusiasts, are just a few of the other options waiting to be experienced. In this area, there is a bicycle park starting from Pamukkale Ruins and ending in Karahayit, Haytabey, Uzunpınar, Kurtluca, Güzelpınar, Irligan, Korucuk Crossroad and Pamukkale towns. Another bike route covers the following regions respectively: Pamukkale Ruins, Develi Village, Upper Sami, Lower Samli, Duacılı, Sığma, Ada, Çeşmebaşı, Kavakbaşı and Pamukkale towns.
If you come to Pamukkale in the winter months, you can experience the skiing pleasure by going to Bozdağ after your visit to the ruins. This mountain, 2 thousand 419 meters high, is known as one of the mountains with the largest ski center in Western Anatolia.