If you have long dreamed to visit the famous cotton terraces of Pamukkale, but you know that going until Pamukkale from Side, on your own, is quite problematic and expensive, we suggest that you combine two sights in one. Pamukkale and Lake Salda from Side - Turkish Maldives.
Excursion to Pamukkale and Salda lake from Side (Turkish Maldives) - If still you didn't visit Pamukkale, it means - you have not seen Turkey. Visit to Pamukkale and Salda lake will give you opportunity to see the unique wonder of nature (travertines, filled with mineral water). Also, you can swim in the pool with thermal health water, and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis in one day. With going on "Pamukkale and Salda Lake from Side" excursion, you will receive not only a cheerfulness, but also a lot of incredible impressions, admiration and high spirits.
Pamukkale (translated from Turkish) means - Cotton Castle or Cotton Fortress. After a strong earthquake, which occurred about 4.000 years ago, a crack was formed in the earth's crust, from which the hot water poured out, enriched with various substances and minerals. Calcium, which prevailed in mineral water, when it evaporated, settled and layered on a mountain surface, forming unusual formations resembling snow drifts or walls of a fortress. They are located in the form of huge steps - terraces, which are called travertines.
During the Pamukkale and Salda lake from Side tour, be sure to visit Cleopatra's Pool. It is so named because of its unique water, which not only rejuvenates, it also helps in the treatment of skin diseases and musculoskeletal system. Water is very rich in minerals, it can be taken orally to clean the guts. If you want to feel the effect of hydro-massage from small mineral bubbles, then you must stand under small waterfalls. And if you want to take a healing mud, then visit the Red Pool - Karahayit travertines.
Not far from the cascade with thermal water is the Salda lake, another splendor that created by nature. The cleanest azure water and white shores of the lake gave us the reason to call it "Turkish Maldives." This is the deepest lake with fresh water in Turkey. Not only swimming in a lake will bring you indescribable pleasure, there is also a therapeutic clay on the shore, saturated with hydromagnesite and many other minerals, which has a beneficial effect on joints and skin. The original nature surrounds the lake into its beauty and splendor. More than 100 species of birds live here, and flora is represented by more than 300 plant species.
The holy city of Hierapolis, through which the tour route of Pamukkale and Lake Salda from Side passes, has kept many monuments from the age of antiquity. In the Roman era, he became famous as a spa resort and flourished under the Roman emperors. But it was destroyed many times by earthquakes and rebuilt again. At different times, it was conquered by the Seljuk Turks, the Ottomans, bringing their historical and cultural changes to the development of the city.
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