Pamukkale Ruins were visited by 1 million 542 thousand people in the first eight months of 2018. Pamukkale ruins are hidden in memory of overseas visitors and from more than 20 countries visitors are coming.
Pamukkale being on the list of UNESCO World Heritage is source of pride for Turkey continue to provide a major contribution to tourism revenues of our country with a record number of visitors. Pamukkale Ruins were visited by 1 million 542 thousand people in the first eight months of 2018.According to the data of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the ruins were the most visited ruins among the 78 ruins. Ephesus Ruins was behind Pamukkale in rankings.
There are 313 museums and ruins within the scope of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. 125 of these places can be visited free of charge by tourists. 110 museums and 78 ruins are visited as paid. Pamukkale has a great success despite having paid visits, it had an income of 22 million 599 thousand 375 pounds from 1 million 201 thousand people visitors. Pamukkale Ruins were ranked first among the ruins in the income ranking. Pamukkale’s number of visitors increased by 9.6 percent compared to last year
Pamukkale where the ancient city of Hierapolis is located is one of Turkey’s most important tourism destinations. It adorns almost all advertising movies and posters of our country’s tourism promotion documents. Pamukkale ruins are hidden in memory of overseas visitors and from more than 20 countries visitors are coming. Russia, Germany, England, China and South Korean tourists are the most interested. Tourists come for faith tourism, thermal health tourism and cultural tourism to Pamukkale and Denizli.
IT IS ALSO AT THE TOP IN TERMS OF INCOME
Topkapı Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum are among the most visited museums according to the data of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Pamukkale Ruins is followed by Ephesus Ruins. In the ranking of income, the first place is the Hagia Sophia Museum, the second one is the Topkapı Museum, the third one is the Pamukkale Archaeological Site and the fourth one is the Ephesus Ruins.
PAMUKKALE (HİERAPOLİS) RUINS
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism introduces Pamukkale (Hierapolis) Ruins as follows: Located in the upper plateau of the Lycos valley, Hierapolis is a Hellenistic city founded in a strategic area at the center of ancient trade routes. The city, founded by II. Eumenes, one of the Pergamum Kings, continued its original structure by adhering to the Hellenistic principles of urbanization until the great earthquake of the Roman Emperor Nero. Hierapolis, which was greatly damaged by this earthquake, was rebuilt according to the hippodomic (grid) plan. After these earthquakes, the city has lost its entire Hellenistic character and has taken the appearance of a typical Roman city. Hierapolis has been one of the richest cities of Anatolia due to its golden age in the 3rd century AD and it benefited greatly from the imperial aid. After the Roman period, Hierapolis became a very important center in the Byzantine period. This importance comes from being a center toChristianity from the beginning of the century (metropolis) in IV. century AD , and due to murder of Saint Philip, one of Jesus’ disciples, is here. Hierapolis was destroyed by the earthquake in the 7th century AD and lost its identity. The city, where squatters dominated, gained an agricultural identity and became a small town in the 12th AD century. The city, which was dominated by the Seljuks in the 13th century AD, was completely abandoned after the earthquake of the 14th century AD.
THE CITY OF HEALING WATERS
Pamukkale Ruins (Hierapolis), which is known for its healing waters since ancient times and which welcomes visitors who want to find healing even today, has many bath buildings. The most interesting structures in the ruins; the theater with a capacity of 9,500 people is one of the largest nymphaeum of Antiquity, the Temple of Apollo and the necropolis. Hierapolis was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988 with Pamukkale