A unique place in the world

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Richmond Hotel
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Saw some amazing sites

Flag of Turkey  , Denizli,
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Map of Hierapolis
 
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SEP 28: Our visit to Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an archaeological museum like Troy, and dates to the first half of the 3rd century BC. Hierapolis and Travertines became a
luxory health resort where doctors used the hot thermal springs to treat their patients in the calcium oxide-rich waters.. Hieropolis has a mix of structures including baths, temples, theaters, and churches from the Roman era. Hieropolis began issuing bronze coins in the 2nd century BC, and gave the name Hieropolis (temple of Hieron).

 
From Wiki:
Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in
southwestern
 Turkey.  The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River
Menderes
 
valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.  The ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white "castle" which is in total about 2,700 metres (8,860ft) long, 600m (1,970ft) wide and 160m (525ft) high. It can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town ofDenizli, 20km away.

  
 
 
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Video on water flowing; most of us took off our shoes and sox and felt the calcium-oxide water flow through our feet.
 
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The town of  BULDAN is an important textile industry center located on a hilltop with a population of 37000. The hillsides are covered with pomegranates, figs, vines, and blackberries. Buldan is known for their handwoven and machine laced linens, clothes, and other products. Ottoman documents from the 17th century mention Buldan's importance as a textile production center.  We had lunch here, and many shopped in this very pleasant small town.   I even bought myself a shirt for $7.   
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