Spectacular white travertines and well-preserved ancient city
Pamukkale, as its name implies (Cotton Castle), is an unreal landscape made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and series of terraced basins. At the end of 2nd century BC, the dynasty of Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of baths, temples and other monuments can be seen at Pamukkale. Hierapolis is in exceptional example of Greco-Roman thermal installation established on an extraordinary natural site. The therapeutic virtues of waters were exploited at the various thermal installations. Pamukkale-Hierapolis site is largely intact and includes all attributes to express its universal value. (UNESCO World Heritage Site, 1988)