Four Continents 2012

Pamukkale day trip

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The sight at Pamukkale is Hierapolis, a Roman (and later) cure centre built around an extraordinary series of white travertine pools.
  Rather discouragingly, the first area one seeks is an enormous necropolis (burial ground), which perhaps indicates that the cures were not always successful. †
  People can still bathe in the sacred pool. *
  The Roman Theatre could hold some 12,000 people. *
  The travertine terraces and pools are the main sight at Pamukkale. †
 
 
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  The doorway leading out of the site. †
  We had lunch at a hotel which had a swimming pool with its own faux red travertine pool. *

From Selçuk, we returned to Istanbul. After another three nights there, it was off via Munich to Spain.

 

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