This blog post is going to be about a city or more like an area called Pamukkale, the cotton city in Turkey, it was seriously one of the best places I visited.

Pamukkale is known for it’s famous name the cotton castle, a huge white rocks with hot minerals water, it is one of the World Heritage places that you must visit!

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epic view from the top.

How to get there?

The most important question of all times! Pamukkale is not a city in Turkey, it’s more like a part in a city. The main city is Denizli, and yes they do have a tiny miny airport in the middle of no where.

You can either take a bus or a plane to Pamukkale, I am not sure about the buses but it’s very easy and cheap to book a plane, which will only take 1 hour to reach.

Denizli airport – Denizli Çardak Airport

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One plane in the whole airport.

Trip Details

After you reach, just go outside and you will notice a big bus infront of the airport, tell the guy Pamukkale. The bus will take around 35 minutes to reach. When you reach a certain point, a minibus will be waiting for you to take you directly to Pamukkale (10 -15 minutes to reach). It is a very very small town with a very cute and nice people that somehow speak english! YES ENGLISH.

Zeina tip: Download if you want to check where you are and you don’t have an internet.

You will see Pamukkale from far away, a huge white spot in the middle of the mountain!


That water people.

Once you arrive, walk directly to the big white thing and pay an entrance fees of almost 35 TL.

Zeina Tip: bring a plastic bag cause you will need it once you remove your shoes.

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Everyone wonders the exact same thing, is it snow? No, it is not.

It is a type of a white rock and NO the water is not cold, it’s actually hot water. It is like a healing water, your legs will feel amazing after you leave.


Once you reach the top, there will be another area that you should visit which is The city of Hierapolis, it is a Roman ruins, in different places, the major one is on the top, follow the signs. It will not disappoint you!


I mean you can’t believe that this kind of ruins will be near Pamukkale. Note that you are not allowed to go down, it’s for your safety and for the protection of the ancient city.

I really recommend going in the summer because you will able to swim and enjoy the warm water. And for me 1 day was more than enough! You will enjoy and go home in the night.

This was a short post but I hope it made you want to visit this beautiful place. I will drop a link below to let you read more about this place:

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Author: Zeina

An Iraqi/ Hijabi Travel blogger. Trying to make a difference! I want to empower women and Iraqis in specific.
However, I faced a lot of obstacles because of my Passport, I don’t have the luxury to travel to many countries, but I will continue to believe in myself and the world.

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