Pamukkale: The Great White Travertine and City of Hieropolis

Pamukkale Travertine

I stand at the foot of the great travertine terrace pools of Pamukkale (also known as Hieropolis) and am awestruck by how out of place it is. Brilliant, snow-white calcium basins line the cliff face, eccentrically stacked one on top of the other, an extensive white ridge, a petrified pseudo-North Pole, plum in the middle of dusty, barren Turkish countryside. The Pamukkale Spa Excperience The ... Read Full Article