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Pamukkale's white terraces, an extraordinary natural wonder, and the ruins of the ancient city Hierapolis are a must-visit for every traveler going to Turkey.
Founded by the king of Pergamon, Eumenes II in the 2nd century BC, Hierapolis took the name of the legendary hero Telepho's wife Hiera.
After the collapse of the city following an earthquake in 17 AD, Hierapolis was reconstructed as an important resort for notable persons.
Located in the Inner Aegean region at around 20 km from Denizli, Pamukkale is an impressive white cascade made by the hot springs rich of limestone.
The "Cotton Castle" (the translation of its Turkish name) is a rock platform over 100 m in height covered with a large numbers of pools and terraces formed throughout the ages.
Any object left in the water at Pamukkale will take on a coating of limestone within a very few days.
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