Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale is known for its travertine baths (hot springs) and ancient Greek/Roman ruins (Hierapolis). Everything is on top of a hill. I was surprised that everyone would be hiking on water as they made their way up.

My favorite had to be the travertine baths. These are basically white rocks that hold water from the hot springs. Because they are on a hill, soaking oneself in one of these baths means that one gets a panoramic view of the valleys and mountains of the region. I will never forget watching sunset by these baths!

The complex also contains numerous Greek/Roman ruins, including a large theater. Furthermore, there is an agora, baths, temples and graves. One interesting observation is that most graves are little houses with sarcophagi on the roofs.

1 comment:

  1. I was there in November so no one really bathing! Did you head from there to Cappedocia? Bryan.