One of the places you should definitely not miss during your visit to Turkey is Pamukkale, an unusual natural monument with worldwide unique beauty and healing properties. The name-the cotton castle refers to its extraordinarily calcareous castles that are formed by thermal springs cascading over a cliff. The cotton like terraces represent a well treasured attraction to tourists all around the world.The mineral water there has health and beautifying powers. It is said that it helps with high blood pressure, rheumatism, exhaustion, dermatological problems and circulatory problems. The legend says that even Cleopatra was aware of the beautifying properties of the water of Pamukkale, tourists can visit and even swim in the famous “Cleopatra’s pool”, a testimony to her visits.
Nearby the breathtaking “cotton” terraces you can see the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, an UNESCO World Heritage Site dating from the roman period. The impressive site includes a grand theater, a vast necropolis (cemetery), colonnaded street, baths, and numerous other ruined structures.
To visit these attractions you can book an organized trip from most of the resorts in Turkey, or you can go by car, train or bus to the city of Denizli and then take a shuttle.