Sunday, November 22, 2009

Attracting Spot of Turkiye

Picture on the Left 1 : Bodrum
2 : Oludeniz - Fethiye
3 : Celsus Library - Ephesus

Picture on the center : Wooden Horse - Troy

Picture on the Right 1 : Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge - Istabul
2 : Pamukkale
3 : Side

What interesting most about Turkiye is Pamukkale or known as Cotton Palace. I been seeing this in one of the China UNESCO, Huang Long. But seems that the one I saw in China is not as big as the Turkey.

Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. The underground volcanic activity which causes the hot springs also forced carbon dioxide into a cave, which was called the Plutonium meaning place of the god, Pluto. This cave was used for religious purposes by priests of Cybele, who found ways to appear immune to the suffocating gas.
At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site.

A few other places in the world resemble it, including the Mammoth Hot Springs in the USA and Huanglong in Sichuan Province of China (another UNESCO World Heritage Site). Hierapolis-Pamukkale was made a World Heritage Site in 1988.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful postcard. I've always wanted to go to Turkey. And, this is a good balance for the Thanksgiving Turkey cards.