A tour of Turkey: July 2011.
Hierapolis was founded as a thermal spa by the Romans early in the 2nd century BC and given to Eumenes II, King of Pergamon, in 190 BC. People came to soothe their ailments in the warm saline water of the springs. The spectacular white travertine terraces were formed by deposition of limestone from the calcium bicarbonate in the water. The nearby town of Pamukkale takes its name from these formations as it means "Cotton Castle" in Turkish.
This movie shows some of the ruins of Hierapolis, the thermal pools and travertine terraces; the thermal pool and gardens at the hotel in Pamukkale; and finally somes scenes in the town of Pamukkale at night.
I made this movie from video clips and stills taken in July 2011 with my Panasonic SD800 camcorder.