Thermal water in Pamukkale
high mountains near the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River is Denizll.
Surroundect oy tne natural beauty of a verdant valley, the area 5 also
rich in culture and history. The Luvians were the first inhabitants,
followed centuries later by the Hittites. Throughout centuries the fertile
plain nourished other cvilizations: The Phrygians, Lydians. Fersians,
Macedonians, Romans,Byzantines, Seijuks, and the
Ottomans. Modern Denizli
is a city of wide streets, parks and hotels. The
Museum in the city center displays folk art and ethnic artifacts. While
shopping in the Kaleici Carsisi look for souvenirs of copper, jewelery,
towels and silk blouses. You can choose among Camlik, Incilipinar or
Gokpinar Parks for a rest, picnic, or simply a walk through the forest in
the shade of pine trees. The fresh water springs and thermal baths attract
many visitors. A magical and spectacular natural site, unique in the world,Pamukkale
(Hierapolis) is a fairyland of dazzling white, petrified castles. Thermal
spring waters laden with calcareous salts running off the plateau's edge
have created this fantastic formation of stalactites, cataracts and basins.
The hot springs have been used since Roman times for their therapeutic
powers. Both the thermal center with its motels and thermal pools, and the
ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, are situated on the plateau.
Another thermal center northwest of Pamukkale.Karahayit is known for its
water's high-iron content.Honaz Dagi National Park is 20 km east of
Denizli, near the town of Honaz. Mt. Honaz is one of the most beautiful
and highest peaks (2528 m) in the Aegean region. It is covered with a
gorgeous alpine forest. Early Christians settled on the northern slope;
the name of this ancient site is Colossae, and remains of the settlement
can be seen.