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Antalya - Pamukkale-Perge

Die weissen Terrassen von Pamukkale:
Die Sichtterassen von Pamukkale sind das beruehmteste Naturwunder der Tuerkei: Hier entspringt 30 - 50 Grad heisses Thermalwasser, das mit Kalkablagerungen einen ganzen Hang wie in Eis verpackt hat. Das Geheimnis ist das im Wasser geloeste Kalciumbikarbonat, das beim Abkuehlen durch eine chemische Reaktion in Kohlendioxid und Kalciumkarbonat, als Kalk, zerfaellt.

A magical and spectacular natural site, unique in the world, Pamukkale (Hierapolis) is a fairyland of dazzling white, calcified castles. Thermal spring waters laden with calcareous salts running off the plateau's edge have created this fantastic formation of stalactites, cataracts and basins. The hot springs have been used since Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Both the thermal center with its motels and thermal pools, and the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis, are situated on the plateau.

Die Photos sind nicht von bester Qualitaet da es bereits beim Einnachten war, aber hoffentlich dennoch interessant.

Perge:
Perge is 18 km. east of Antalya between the Duden and Aksu streams. This is reached along the Antalya-Alanya highway, turning north at Aksu, going 2 km. further on. As it was not located on the coast, it was not subjected to raids by pirates and therefore continued its progress without interruption. It was settled in 1200 B.C. In 223 B.C. Perge, like Side, reached an agreement with Alexander and thus did not go to war or suffer the usual ravages. It lived through the Hellenistic, the Roman and the Byzantine epochs. Its 15,000 spectator theater was built in the 2nd century A.D., and the nearby stadium could hold 12,000 people. With the exception of the Aphrodisias stadium, it is the best preserved in Anatolia. There are 30 rooms, believed to have been used as shops, underneath the stadium seats. A great many statues and other valuable items have been unearthed in recent digs, many of which are in the Antalya Museum. Some of the things worth seeing in Perge are the Hellenistic gate, the agora, the nymphaeum, the colonnaded streets, the sarcophagi, the basilica and the acropolis.
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Map of Pamukkale (South - Turkey)
Map of Pamukkale (South - Turkey)
Terassen von Pamukkale
Terassen von Pamukkale
Thermalwasser
Thermalwasser
Pamukkale (Turkey)
Pamukkale (Turkey)
Kalkablagerung in Pamukkale
Kalkablagerung in Pamukkale
Warming up my feet ...
Warming up my feet ...
Enjoying warm water in Pamukkale
Enjoying warm water in Pamukkale
Pamukkale
Pamukkale
Theater in Pamukkale
Theater in Pamukkale
Theater in Pamukkale
Theater in Pamukkale
Hellenistic Gate, Perge
Hellenistic Gate, Perge
Stadium Perge
Stadium Perge
Perge by dawn
Perge by dawn
Perge
Perge
A warm bath in Pamukkale
A warm bath in Pamukkale