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Pamukkale, Turkey

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Pamukkale - (Show on the Map) -An unusual natural and historical site with the sparkling white castle -like cascades, Pamukkale is one of the most important highlights of Turkey, unique in the world. The site is named in Turkish as "Pamukkale", that means "cotton castle", parallel to the glorious and spectacular view of the site. The dazzling white calcareous castles are formed by limestone-laden thermal springs, creating the unbelievable formation of stalactites, potholes and cataracts.

Pamukkale, near the city of Denizli, has been a spa since the Romans built the spa city of Hierapolis around a sacred warm-water spring. The sacred pool (Called Cleopatra's Poll) is still there, littered with marble columns & old stone carvings from the ancient city and tourists can bathe in the thermal pool in crystal clear water for a fee. The place is truly magical.

The water in the thermal pool is 36-57 C°, pH value is 5,8 and radon value is 1480 pCi/l. Spa water has its inside bicarbonate, sulphate, carbon dioxide, partly with iron and radioactive combination. And also, the water in this spring is suitable for taking shower and drinking cures, 2430 MG/liter melt metal value.

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A: Pamukkale, Turkey, entrance to Kleopatra's pool. September 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 80 meters away

Pamukkale, Turkey, entrance to Kleopatra's pool in Hierapolis. September 2011.

Pamukkale, Turkey, entrance to Kleopatra's pool. September 2011.

B: Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis ruins. September 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 100 meters away

Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis ruins. September 2011.

Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis ruins. September 2011.

C: Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Turkey. September 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 130 meters away

Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Turkey. September 2011.

Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Turkey. September 2011.

D: Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis ruins near museum entrance. September 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 220 meters away

Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis ruins near museum entrance. September 2011.

Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis ruins near museum entrance. September 2011.

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by Zafer ÜNVANLI, 240 meters away

Denizli Pamukkale 360 derece panoramik görüntü.

F: Hierapolis theatre

by ilker SAN, 320 meters away

Panoramic photo from Hierapolis Theatre, Hierapolis Antique Theatre, Pamukkale Antik Tiyatrosu,  360 ...

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G: Denizli Pamukkale

by Zafer ÜNVANLI, 330 meters away

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H: Amphitheatre of ancient city Hierapolis

by Andrew Usatyuk, 350 meters away

Amphitheatre of ancient city Hierapolis

I: Hieràpolis, Pamukkale, Turkey

by Jordi Porteros, 360 meters away

Hieràpolis, Pamukkale, Turkey

J: Pamukkale

by Andrew Usatyuk, 360 meters away

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This panorama was taken in Turkey, Middle East

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Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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