May 29, 2024 The sun rises from Anatolia

Pamukkale travertines formed by thermal waters are visited overnight

The beautiful Pamukkale travertines in Denizli province in the Aegean Region of Turkey will be open to visitors throughout the night.

Pamukkale with its white travertines formed by thermal waters resembles a cotton field.

The ancient city of Hierapolis is also located in Pamukkale. In this ancient city, there are many historical buildings such as Roman baths, agoras, theaters and temples.

Although there is limited information about the foundation of the ancient city of Hierapolis; It is known that it was founded by Eumenes II, one of the Kings of Pergamon, at the beginning of the II century BC and named Hierapolis because of Hiera, the queen of the Amazons, the wife of Telephos, the legendary founder of Pergamon.. Photo: Oğuz Büyükyıldırım

According to the news of Anadolu Agency; Within the scope of the “Night Museology in Hierapolis Ruins” project initiated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and SICPA Turkey, which provides toll services of the ruins, an LED lighting system was created in the ruins, which is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.

The travertines and the walking routes in Hierapolis, the ancient theater and the Hell Gate took on a different appearance with the lighting.

Pamukkale travertines
Photo: AA

Pamukkale, which started night museology as of today, continued to host its visitors after dark.

The ruins, which will remain open until 00:00 every day, can also be visited at night with the current entrance tariff.

Pamukkale travertines
Photo: AA

Pamukkale, the second archaeological site in Turkey after the ancient city of Ephesus, which can be visited at night, is expected to increase the number of visitors.

Cover Photo: Denizli Culture and Tourism Directorate

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