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A Day in Pamukkale, Turkey

We woke up early and headed to Pamukkale, a small city located in southwestern Turkey. This city has become a popular tourist destination for its incredible hot springs and travertines.

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These picturesque terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

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In Pamukkale, there are 17 hot water springs with temperatures ranging from 35 °C to 100 °C.

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Before visiting the terraces, we toured around the ancient Byzantine city of Hierapolis, which is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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We made another detour at a Turkish market. In this photograph, the vendor is bagging Turkish delights. We thought the Turkish delights were quite yummy!

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The pools of Pamukkale. We were able to walk around and inside the terraces!

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A huge limestone wall.

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After spending a few hours, walking around and enjoying this beautiful and unique site, we made our last stop at the Hierapolis Sacred Pool.

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At this hot spring, we were able to swim among the ancient ruins.

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What a relaxing way to end a wonderful day in Pamukkale!