The name of Pamukkale, which located within the boundaries of the city, comes from the precipitation of the calcareous hot waters and the rocks formed on the cotton-white layer. In English Pamuk means cotton, and kale means castle. The region we call Pamukkale consists mainly of the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, travertines, and terraces. Pamukkale’s healing water and its extraordinary appearance make it quite interesting. The ruins of Hierapolis, which is an important city in the first period, is another reason that increases the importance of Pamukkale. Pamukkale, which located on the list of UNESCO Natural and Cultural World Heritage, where nature and history meet, is, therefore, home to millions of tourists every year. Pamukkale day tour summarizes Naturel Park, Travertines, Hierapolis Ancient City, Ancient Pool, Laodicea Ancient City, Karahayit and White Travertines.
Near the entrance of the Pamukkale ruins, just below the travertines, Pamukkale welcomes the visitors to Natural Park which is the first of our list of places to see with ducks and geese floating in the huge pond. The duck-shaped bikes in the lake are quite enjoyable.
The hot groundwater that has emerged on the earth has collapsed in thin layers on the rocks, and this accumulation has formed travertine with soft lines like pillows. It is forbidden to enter the travertines section which is the second place to go on Pamukkale tour. But this source of water was directed onto artificial terraces, resulting in a similar formation. You can only walk barefoot in order not to spoil the structure of the terraces. If you want, you can take your shoes in your hand, or you can swim in the water directly with the swimsuits.
The Antique Pool in the ancient city of Hierapolis was the result of an earthquake. The fourth place has a relaxing effect due to the temperature of the pool water, as well as the treatment of many diseases such as heart disease, arteriosclerosis, blood pressure, and rheumatism.
It is possible to observe the remains of the civilizations from the Phrygians to the Roman Empire in the ancient city of Hierapolis, just above the travertines. The third place of the Pamukkale day tour, the most remarkable part of Hierapolis is the ancient theater with 9500 people capacity.
The fifth attraction is Laodicea Ancient City, 5 km from Pamukkale. It was an ancient city with one of the seven largest churches of Christianity in Anatolia, and most of it was still under the ground. The excavations at Laodikya are supported by Denizli Municipality.
The last place to visit in Pamukkale is Karahayit Village, which is a region with large hotels providing thermal tourism and spa services. Pamukkale thermal spa system, which is considered a branch of the thermal spring in the spa where the flow of iron has formed a red travertine. Unique red-colored thermal water and thermal sludge of Karahayit Village are unique health sources with rich minerals.