Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale is an explorer’s pleasure and a geographical wonder. It is a city in western Turkey best recognized for its mineral-rich warm air waters that run down the perky snowy walkways of a steep gorge side. Next to this is Hierapolis, an antique Roman sanatorium city originated around 190 B.C. The wrecks there comprises a primeval drama and a cemetery with tombs that spread for 2 km.
Pamukkale, Turkey

With such an exclusive mixture of natural and man-made marvels, it’s little marvel that Pamukkale-Hierapolis is such a visitor hotspot.

8 Amazing Facts of Pamukkale, Denizli (Turkey)

1. Pamukkale is more than 100 m in altitude and can be seen from the nearby city, Denizli, which is situated around 20 km away.

2. The waters that appear from the hot spring are at a temperature that ranges from 35°C to 100°C.

3. Pamukkale is named the ‘cotton castle’ by verbatim translation in Turkish.

4. The Turkish call it the cotton castle due to the similarities that these white walkways have with the cotton plantations that are refined in central Turkey.

Pamukkale, Turkey

5. In some sorts, the Sacred Pool in Pamukkale is also known as Cleopatra’s Pool as the Egyptian Queen is said to have swum there.

6. In the area, there are 17 hot water springs.

7. Pamukkale has 2,000,000 and above visitors per year, and it is also Turkey’s most single visited charm.

8. In 1988 Pamukkale collected with Hierapolis, was known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pamukkale, Turkey

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where in Turkey is Pamukkale?
Pamukkale, meaning, “cotton fort” in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli in south western Turkey. The area is well-known for a carbonate crystal missing by the flowing water. It is situated in Turkey’s Inner Aegean area, in the River Menderes Valley, which has a moderate climate for most of the years.

How much is entrance to Pamukkale?
Entrance fee price:
The entry permit is 50 Turkish Lira TRY (8 Euros / 9 US Dollars) for adults and kids. You will have to pay a parking fee of 5 Turkish Lira’s if you come by car and park at the North, or South entrances.

How do I get from Istanbul to Pamukkale?
Late-night buses often run from Istanbul to Denizli and then over you will have to catch the huttle bus into Pamukkale (1.75ytl per person). The Denizli-cardak airport is situated almost 80kms out of Pamukkale and Turkish Airlines run one aircraft per day.

Pamukkale, Turkey

When is the best time to visit Pamukkale?
The best time to visit Pamukkale is spring (April to mid-June). Summer can be intolerably hot while wintertime can see snowfall! Autumn (mid-September to October) is also a good option, but the days are shorter and there’s more chance of rain.

Why is Pamukkale white?
Somewhere bottom in the earth underneath Pamukkale and the ancient Roman city, of Hierapolis lays a huge basis of water fiery by volcanic lava. The water liquefies pure white calcium, becomes drenched with it, and transports it to the earth’s surface, where it spurts forth and runs down a vertical hillside.

Can you swim in Pamukkale Turkey?
It’s also the place of the well-conserved ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis, which was initially constructed nearby a warm-water spring. You can swim in the puddle even today.

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