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Healing Waters of Pamukkale

Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 11th, 2011

career break travel adventures in Turkey, Pamukkale

Traveling to Turkey was apparently pretty popular with the ancient Romans. And, one of their favorite places to go was to Pamukkale where the natural springs were believed to have healing powers. After visiting, I’m a believer. The water carries high concentrations of a limestone called travertine. When the water evaporates the white sediment remains covering the mountainside. While you might think you are at the Arctic, the summer temperatures can approach 40 degrees Celsius! The day I went, it was at least that hot and the water, while warm, was a welcome relief from the heat. After wading around in the water (some of the pools are deep enough to swim in) my feet felt as smooth as a baby’s bottom. On my next trip to Turkey, I will go back at stay at one of the spas in the area to be able to enjoy the waters even longer. I had a lot of fun playing with my camera and was able to capture this Suh-Weet shot!

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11 Responses to “Healing Waters of Pamukkale”

  1. Natalie says:

    It is a great shit. Last time I was there was about ten years ago. Definitely need to make a trip back.

  2. Yvonne says:

    Been to Pamukkale twice and especially loved the ruins of Hierapolis. It’s really great to stay one or two nights in one of the Spa-Hotels around. :)

  3. Claire says:

    Sounds wonderful, will definitely have to add it to my list of places to go.

  4. Natalie says:

    OMG – Just seen your message on Stumble Upon. Yes, that is a typo. Meant to say “shot” *blushes a lot and shuffles away*

  5. Pamukkale looks so beautiful, definitely want to get there someday. Thanks for the lovely description.

  6. Is it strange that I feel like those waters look delicious?

  7. Wow, that is really gorgeous! I have added that to my list because I have never before heard of it :)

  8. Laura says:

    The Romans found all the good, healthy places in their empire…

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