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Five wonders of Pamukkale from UPJET Company
Many travel companies offer their clients a trip to Pamukkale. We give you something more - the opportunity to visit all the wonders of this incredible place. What is Pamukkale? Snowy mountains of mineral stones with thousands of springs with different water temperatures - they form large and small lakes in the mountains (travertines) of Pamukkale. Of course, there are more things you will see and enjoy in Pamukkale. Here are the five amazing wonders of Pamukkale presented by UPJET Company.
The legendary Queen of Egypt, beloved of Antony and Caesar, loved to take baths in this unique nature reserve. There was built a pool in Pamukkale especially for the queen. It is striking in its luxury: a giant marble pool with small islands, where trees and flowers of rare species grow and exotic birds sing... Warm mineral water is so transparent that it seems to be possible to touch the bottom... This is a true paradise.
The widest ancient cemetery of the world is situated in a stone's throw from the travertines. Giant tombstones, ancient tombs, epitaphs, bas-reliefs, sculptures... Every thought about eternity vanishes under the bright Mediterranean sun. Great views of Hierapolis are perfect for photo enthusiasts. Hierapolis is a real city; its length is more than five km.
Tomb of the Apostle
The apostle Philip was preaching Christianity in this region of the Roman Empire. He was martyred here like other disciples of Jesus Christ. Since that time the tomb of the apostle Philip in Pamukkale attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all around the world. The apostle is buried at the cemetery of Hierapolis, a little away from the ancient tombs.
One of the finest theaters of antiquity, which appeared in Pamukkale in the time of Pergamum kingdom, is located in the mountains, in the open air. Just imagine: the visual series provide an opportunity to admire the scene, snowy mountains with steaming mineral springs, ancient sculptures, blue sky...
Temple of Artemis
Adjacent to Pamukkale there is the city of Ephesus, where the Temple of Artemis was built. It was burned down by mad Herostratus to achieve the everlasting fame. But the stone parts of the temple - columns and porticos - remained undamaged. One can see this fascinating spectacle after a walk in Hierapolis, bathing in Cleopatra's pool and visit to the grave of the apostle Philip.