Pamukkale

Pamukkale where nature and history meet. According to UNESCO World heritage list, it is an alternative sea tourism area in Turkey. Every year Pamukkale plays host to over 1 million local and international visitors with its unusual visual beauty. The healing thermal waters that made Pamukkale a much loved residential area for thousands of years, also springs and famous white travertines. The thermal springs are beneficial to mycardial and cardiac complaints. The curative value of the thermal springs was understood even in ancient times. It has been used for centuries. During the Roman era, religious ceremonies and festivals were held at the thermal poolsand important statesmen and rich people came to Hierapolis to be cured. Religious functinaries and ancient physicians administered the healing. Hıerapolis Museum The ancient city of Hierapolis and Pamukkale which are in the same place and are only 20 km away from the city center. Hierapolis which was founded in 197 B.C. is very impotant for religious tourism because one apostle of Jesus was killed here. The historical excavations that have taken place here have revealed many artifacts which are now displayed in the Hierapolis Archaelogy Museum, alongside Works of art from Laodicea, Colossae, Tripolia, Attuda and other towns of the Lycus (Çuruksu) Valley. In addition, the museum also has a large section devoted to artifacts found at Beycesultan Hoyuk that includes some of the most beautiful examples of Bronze Age crafts. The Museum’s exhibition space consists of the three closed areas of the Hierapolis Bath and open areas on the eastern side which are known to have been the library and the gymnasium. Many of the large exhibitions and the small exhibits are shown in rooms A, B and C that were the three closed sections of the bath. Marble and other Stone artifacts are exhibited in the garden area.