Saturday, February 12, 2011

Exploring Denizli: Pamukkale


For me, this definitely signed the deal of the family spending lots of time in Turkey. I knew then that Turkey is a very beautiful country - I have been told by everyone, expats and countrymen alike. But the view we experienced in Denizli is simply spectacular. Beyond words. No wonder Ottomans thrived - take a tour with us.

It is shame that there was no extended family from both side to be with us during this adventure. Shared joy would have been nicer. Plus - we totally missed the convenience of having another family member to take care of the kids.  And uughghh - there was no one to take a decent family picture of us - we had to ask hesitant tourists for a family picture. No wonder tripods are invented.

But hear ya! hear ya!  Whining kids in the plane, airport and bus - hoops, we dealt with that  -because there's no grandmother or aunt or uncles to beg for help. Definitely a milestone for our parenting skills.
One-hour plane ride, two-hour bus ride and 2 taxis from Istanbul to Pamukkale with two kids - YAY!! am a certified Mommy now. =) We are explorers! The trip was all worth it. This place is my favorite place so far. amazing work of God! =)

Cotton Castle as background

in the Cotton Castle - water is hot, weather is really cold - amazing

This is where we stayed; husband wanted nothing less than 5 star for the family ;)
 Some information about Pamukkale from Wikipedia:

Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in south-western Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.

The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white "castle" which is in total about 2,700 metres (8,860 ft) long, 600 m (1,970 ft) wide and 160 m (525 ft) high. It can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 km away.

We will definitely come back to Denizli! 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for showing all the beautiful places. I hope one day to visit Istanbul and maybe Pamukkale.


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