Travel with me #88 : A visit to Cleopatra's Antique Pool and the Ancient Theatre!

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In today's edition of Travel with Me, we'll be visiting the Antique Pool and Theatre, both very significant parts of the ancient city, Hierapolis.

In previous posts, we had a look at the necropolis of Hierapolis which was once the largest Necropolis in the Roman empire, and of course we visited the white travertine terraces of Pamukkale which have been used as a natural thermal spa for thousands of years.

The city itself was built just above the white travertine terraces and is a similar length to the white cotton like thermal cliffs. Both the Thermal Pool and Theatre are further inland up towards a shallow mountainous area of land. Even though it looks like a short distance on the map, there is actually quite a substantial walk between the thermal pool and the theatre. Not to mention a somewhat arduous climb!

Again, I would recommend renting a buggy or scooter to save time and avoid the risk of heat stroke. Especially if you visit in the summer months.

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The Frontinus Avenue connects the Necropolis, Agora, the Latrine to the thermal pool and theatre. Along this avenue, you will find The Cathedral Church - one of the most important Christianity era structures of Hierapolis, as well as the Sanctuary Nymphaeum, a sacred gathering spot functioning as a reservoir, assembly chamber, and even weddings.

Some imagination will be required to see it in it's old glory, however, even in it's state of ruin, it is incredible to see walls and arches still extant and intact to this day.

This is the entrance ticket to the whole site of Hierapolis and Pamukkale. Make sure you try visit the antique pools in conjunction with either the Necropolis or the travertine terraces as you will be charged a further entrance fee to the pool.

The Antique pool (Cleopatra's Pool)

The antique pool is often referred to as Cleopatra's Pool because it is alleged that Cleopatra herself bathed in these exact pools. In-fact, the state of the pools have changed dramatically throughout history as it's original form was without any of the stone columns and rubble stones which once constituted the Temple of Apollo.

Fed by hot spring water from deep within the mountains, the pools are a little more than room temperature but definitely not too warm. In-fact, it is a very pleasant temperature, especially coming in from the outside which was again above 40 degrees.

As mentioned earlier, the entrance to the Antique pools are a separate cost to the entrance fee of Hierapolis. Expect to pay some 35 TL for the privilege of dipping in the pool, and another 5TL for locker rental.

Around the pools, there are several stalls serving drinks and food as well as large seating areas with tables. This is probably one of the most modernised places of Hierapolis and despite this, some archaic pieces of history lie just beyond the edge of the garden area, awaiting our visit.



Our first glimpse of the antique thermal pool. I was stunned by all the Roman and Greek artefacts in the water. These were originally the Doric columns used in the Temple of Apollo. The temple fell due to earthquakes and the ruins were left in the pool.

With original temple ruins scattered all over the pool, it's surely a sacred place to swim. One can only imagine what it was like in the days that Cleopatra herself would swim in these exact waters.

Some say that the thermal water helps to revitalise the skin making a person look up to 6 years younger. Regardless of the supposed health benefits, it is an idyllic place to relax after a round in the sun. Most of the people tend to visit in the afternoon time so expect it to be quite busy until the early evening.



By the time that I was changed and ready to go into the water, most of the people we saw initially had already left. Leaving some great opportunities for photos!

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To enter the main pool area, you have to go from a side entrance with a stream that leads to the large pool. Passing under this little footbridge, I noticed a birds nest with some baby birds tweeting very loudly!

It's hard to believe that they've built a nest here, especially seeing as the pool is actually indoors!

Every couple of minutes, the mother bird would return and feed the baby birds. Very cute!



The anxious baby birds waiting to be fed..

Because the pool has been modernised, the entire pool complex is actually indoors. Lush greenery surrounds the sacred pool, whilst a continuous supply of mineral-rich fresh water is pumped in and out of the pools. Aside from the modernisation and landscaping, the marble columns, and plinths are exactly as they were when they fell.

With so many artefacts spread out in the pool, it's actually quite difficult to "swim", most probably you'll sit and bathe in the luke warm water.

It's shallow enough that children can come in the pool too, just be careful not to strike one of the big stones or columns whilst moving around.



Tania showed me how to do a starfish on my back. And here I am just about doing it!

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And now, together!

The Hierapolis Museum

This is one of the towns largest structures and prior to it's function as a museum, the building erected as a Roman bath in the 2nd century. It wasn't until 1984 that the building was converted for use as a museum to house artifacts recovered from excavations in Denizli as well as the surrounding region.

Most of the works exhibited in this museum were found in Hierapolis and belong to the Hellenistic and Roman eras, but there are also prehistoric artifacts from Beycesultan as well as period works that have arrived from near by ancient towns such as Laodiceia, Colossae and Tripolis.

What you'll see below, are three indoor venues of the baths, which now house the museum exhibits. Please forgive me as I do not know the details of each, and there are thousands of items. Do however enjoy the pictures!

The Theatre

In every ancient city, there was almost always a theatre where stories and acts were played to a very enthusiastic audience. This form of drama was hugely popular in both the ancient Greek and Roman times and would have been the main way stories were told. This is in contrast to reading the very same stories.

The theatre that we find in Hierapolis was originally located further North. The original one was destroyed in 60 A.D and the new one began just two years later in it's current position on the hill slope.

It wasn't until 206 A.D that the theatre was completed and by then, it had crossed several eras of reign. From the Flavian era in 62 A.D, to the Hadrian era (A.D 117-138), all the way to the Severius era in A.D 206.

Because the theatre was built on a steep point on the hill. It sports some of the best views of the valley, as well as the town centre. This was perhaps an intentional design, but can also be explained by the lack of engineering know-how at the time to build free standing buildings of this size and scale. (They usually leaned on the side of mountains / hills)



The new theatre as we see it today, has a 91m long facade. It's cavea is comprised of 50 rows of seats which are then divided into seven sections with eight intermediate stairways.

The diazome divided the cavea into two and was entered via two vaulted passages.

The lower part is where the marble exedra is found. This is where the town's VIPs would normally be. Whilst marble was used for some of the upper and lower sections, limestone was used as the primary material as it was cheaper.



Sunset

After a long day, I was more than looking forward to having some quiet time to just relax and enjoy the spectacular view. Sunset was imminent and we decided we would sit by the travertine terraces and watch the sun down before leaving.

It's a little bit risky because there are no lights in the ancient city, and once the sun was down, there was very little visibility to even walk back to the main entrance. However, views from atop of the Pamukkale town and nearby town of Denizli were spectacular. Most of the people had vacated the premises already and we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.



After sundown, we decided to go back up to the theatre to see what it was like at night.

As we walk back up towards the theatre, I noticed for the first time, the ruins just below the theatre.

They are actually the sanctuary of Apollo, the Plutonion, and the House with the Ionian Column Capital.

The theatre looks quite different at night. A few lights illuminate the entire theatre sparingly, leaving what remains of the natural light for seeing everything else.


Souvenir store and other tidbits

My first taste of Dondurma (Turkish ice cream).

The vendor was very tricky and refused to let me get my ice cream! Each time he'd ask me to hold my cone out, he'd woosh the ice cream away! Eventually he had enough with his fun and I could finally taste the thick textured ice cream. I must say, the reputation of Turkish ice cream precedes itself. I was thoroughly satisfied and I had a lot of fun too!

Check out the video !


Thank you for joining me on this very long edition of Travel with me to the Antique (Cleopatra) pool, Ancient Theatre and Museum. This concludes my visit to Hierapolis and Pamukkale and I hope you had as much fun joining me on my adventures here as I have presenting it all to you!

As always, I appreciate an upvote if you liked the post, a follow if you want to stay up to date with my activities, and please do leave a comment to let me know what you think!


当你自由自在的在水中游着泳,游过身边那千年前沉入水底的断壁残垣,会是什么样的感受呢?今天我想带大家去探索土耳其希拉波利斯考古遗址最特别的地方——古池。这也是我人生中最特殊的一次游泳经历,为什么这么说呢?还是赶紧带大家走进古池探索一下吧。

记得之前我们在一起探索棉花堡时,有提到过,这里最早由罗马人发现,是当时的达官富贵休闲消遣的场所。而古罗马时期温泉疗养中心的大浴池,在当时被奉为圣池,所以那时候的人们都以能够来到这里泡温泉,并安享晚年为荣。最终罗马人决定在棉花堡上建起这座庞大的温泉城市,也就是山顶的希拉波利斯遗址。希拉波利斯古城是我认为土耳其最值得一看的古城,而这个古池正是位于希拉波利斯考古遗址的中心。来这里之前,我就一直听说最著名的除了棉花堡,就是温泉。今天终于能亲自感受下千年前古人们为之向往,神圣又神秘的古池了,心情好激动。如今进入古池下水游泳,需要支付35里拉的费用。这个门票做的好有个性,很像纸币的感觉,所以我决定把它收藏。希拉波利斯古城曾经繁盛一时,各种雄伟的大型建筑,神殿完备,可惜当时频发的地震不断摧毁着这座城市,在历经1000多年的辉煌后,这座古城的最后支柱还是在1334年的大地震中倒塌,居民们也被迫离开这曾经住了千年的故乡。也正是那次大地震,让损毁的巨大大理石圆柱沉没于池水之中,才有了如今人们在池水里与千年古迹共游的场景。

我迫不及待去跟衣室换了衣服,走进池水中,就感觉一股暖流,古池的水温,大约36度,对于土耳其炽热的夏天,水温还真的有些过高,想必冬天应该舒服多了。继续走在水中,水位慢慢漫过身体。当走过一个桥洞时,我惊讶的发现洞里有个鸟窝,三只漂亮的小鸟齐刷刷的望着同一个方向,没想到鸟妈妈觅食回来分头喂给三只baby鸟的场景正好被我撞见,多么幸运呀。更让我充满好奇的,还是脚下踩着的历史古迹石柱,我不禁低头仔细的观摩它们,发现这池里的水质清澈见底,而这些大理石圆柱有些带着凹槽,大多数都雕工完美,尽管历经数千年的风吹雨打,依旧显现出完美的模样。池畔种满了夹竹桃,让整个池水绿意盎然,我突发奇想,飘在水中,决定用心灵和身体一起感受这下沉千年古迹的魅力,Tania也一起加入了我。飘在水中,任由身体沉浮,偶尔还有徐徐微风,舒服极了,不知不觉也快到了黄昏。泡完温泉,坐在池边的咖啡馆休息,尝一次人生必试的土耳其冰激淋,想象着古时王公贵族的奢华生活,真是不虚此行。

在土耳其吃冰激淋是一个有趣的经历,冰激淋小哥把简单的圆筒冰激淋玩出了不一样的把戏,只看这花式挖冰激淋的方法,把大家逗得笑哈哈。小憩一下后,我们来到了希拉波利斯考古博物馆,它位于一个原始的罗马浴室内,里面分为3个独立展区,分别展出了大大小小的古代石棺、还有一些精美华丽的小型出土墓葬文物和古代雕像。走在这些历史文物当中,感觉自己也突然回到了古代,所以不由得学身边的雕塑摆了一个相同的姿势。出了博物馆,天色相近,趁着太阳落山的时间,我们爬上了古城的制高点,古希腊大剧场,这也是古城中保存最完整的遗址。它顺山势挖掘,是一座占地面积很大的露天圆形剧场。登高望远,俯瞰到整个古城遗址,还有远处的村庄和城市。剧院里传来人们歌唱的声音,虽然是土耳其文,但是我仿佛听懂了歌声里诉说的生命,夕阳的余晖披泽万物,更显出古城岁月的沧桑荒凉之感。希望大家喜欢我们一起探索的遗迹温泉池,还有蕴藏文化珍宝的博物馆,以及被岁月磨砺得愈加壮丽的希拉波利斯大剧院,之后还有更多有趣的旅游故事想要分享给大家。

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Wow! Amazing views... thanks for providing us all the information and I loved all the photos mostly of museum .

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36 $ in a comment so lucky you are :P and i cant even get 3$ :P

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Heh. Almost 3$! :)

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the quality is very nice as well

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Yeah they are really lovely

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i agree with you @ewouso

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As always good stuff

Nice to cool off a bit!! Thanks for the update again 😎

thank you very much dear friend @sweetsssj for another wonderful walk, nothing I enjoy more than these trips of his, not only I appreciate beautiful images, I also recreate beautiful stories of my times of studies, the images as always they are beautiful, the video is a verdero dream, the music according to the images, congratulations on the beautiful place chosen.
You never cease to amaze us with the amaterial of very good quality that you present.
Until the next trip
I wish you a good start to the week

Nice girl.

36度的水温,简直就是体温啊,这是再舒服不过了……这么好的地方。

The 36 degree temperature of the water feels like the body temperature, could not be better. Fantastic.

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是啊,非常舒服,躺在水里都快睡着了^^

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nice post

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The amphitheatre is spectacular

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it was definitely very impressive! I went there 3 times in total!

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@sweetsssj "My first taste of Dondurma (Turkish ice cream)."this is so cute"
i love this photo..wow its another adventure you showed to us..what a wonderful place to visit,the Souvenir store and other tidbits,seem the artifacts has the history to tell us on the past ancient civilization, The theatre looks quite different at night you can appreciate the views on the upper level of the ancient theatre,i imagine the gladiator have fight there,or the entertainer's sexy dancer show..will it just an imagination of mine.LoL,the The Hierapolis Museum and the statue of the roman empire was very fantastic and you look like a princess on roman empire..i want to call you on ancient name my princess Αγλεα.meaning beautiful and splendor...all and all i give you 10000 millions thumbs up..its very nice post and very interesting views of ancient times..love all the photo's, we love you always..for showing your personal travel to us.

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the ancient pool photo's was so great.

ohh my gosh..its so big...
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Totally agree with you :)

wow ! such photos you made my day @sweetsssj . And seriously maybe your skin is looking 6 years younger , you seemed like cleopatra : ) . I loved all your photos . The turkish ice-cream vendors trouble a lot before giving the ice-cream but it is a lot of fun. If you have time can you see my post about my trip to the daulatabad fort , I will be grateful of you if you go through
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It is a wonderful place.
It's like a scene in a movie.
I want to go too!

A truly wonderful post @sweetssj ! I love all the photos and the second photo from up reminds me of a game I used to play long time ago called : Age of Mythology .

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Oh wow.. that must have been a very historically rich game.. i'm tempted to try it

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I'm just see the picture I'm also tempted go there

i like chinese people :-)
great post
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Another great piece of art-work: well taken photos and neatly written blog. I like your pose at the amphitheater- its like a goddess is bestowing her blessings to all her disciples.

Goddess Theia is happy again to see @sweetsssj visiting Hellenic era monuments. Though they are ruined, our ghosts are whispering. I see you have taken a photo with one of our companions, I forget her name, never mind, old age... :)

There you are set against ghostly limestone and bathing in thermal springs like a true Roman, @sweetsssj.

The haunting walls and white travertine terraces provide the perfect backdrop for this voyage back to antiquity.

Imagine, Cleopatra's baths!

The restored pools look lovely and I was glad to see they respectfully kept the ruined statuary in situ and this only added to the allure and the sense of mystery.

I can see from the photos that you and Tania were sipping at the fountain of youth :)

I was most impressed with the ancient theatre. I know that besides providing a forum for plays and dramatic performances, it was also used for aquatic displays as well.

The decision to photograph the theatre by night was a touch of genius - the ruins looked breathtaking against the sunset and distant city lights.

Of course, there's the inevitable commercialization of ancient sites, but I think in this case everything seemed tastefully done and with respect to the baths, the restoration actually enhanced the site while leaving the history intact.

I must compliment you and your photographer on the excellent photos - it was a dizzying panorama of glimpses into ancient Hierapolis and its many sights.

The videos deepened the narrative by taking us into the heart of what you yourself were experiencing as you swam in the warm mineral baths and sat in the ancient stone seats of the amphiteatre.

A beautiful and informative post, @sweetsssj

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john, thanks for this very supplementary comment. As you might have guessed, I too was most impressed with the ancient theatre, even if the pool was probably more relaxing.

I actually visited the theatre three times, twice at night, and once during the day. It's such an amazing place to be, granted the day was extremely stiffling so that explains my preference for visiting at night.

I guess without commercializing the place some what, people just wouldn't know or come visit, and perhaps that wouldnt be good either. I'm all for it as long as you say it is tastefully done.

I'm glad you enjoyed the post john, looking forward to seeing you in the next one!

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thanks, sssj - I really appreciate learning about these locales, and living vicariously through you LOL!!

You are like the Queen of Steemit ... you are really lucky!

Your pics are very immersive. Giving the reader a taste of the area.
Thanks for all the details.
Great job @sweetsssj

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True indeed @pouchon

Only Goddesses like yourself should be allowed to bathe in such waters!
Great travel blog, I enjoyed it as if I was there myself.

Wow I cant believe how good this article is. I love it.

Another adventurous post... Thanks @sweetsssj for sharing.

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you're very welcome hms818 :) Glad you enjoyed !

floating on the water looks like a dream, my friend. Looking forward to seeing more travels by you.

wonderful place i really love it thanks my dear friend

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Hello jelle welcome to steemit. I had a look at your introduCtory post and I'm impressed! You should do very well here, half the difficulty is finding your niche, believe it or not, a fee months ago, travel blogging wasn't so hot here, but it seems that alot of people started to travel blog now. I look forward to see you join our ranks! Followed.

Oh my heavens where do you not go! Such beautiful amazing places thank you for sharing with us.

wow, impressive !

Beautiful pictures. That place looks amazing. Ill definitely add it to the bucket list.

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thess right @grizgal and the day becomes have fun day traveller miss @sweetsssj

pictures in and under water - magic :)

Beautiful 😍

Wow awesome place

It's been a long a time @sweetsssj! :)
What an amazing place, lovely picturesque resort with a hint of history. ^u^
And with the Turkish ice cream, they really 'stick' with the ice cream seller. ;)
Have you seen any cats there? @u@

I always see each of your posts @sweetsssj, this is very interesting for all who see your post, when I see a small swimming pool with clear and clean water is amazing, and some souvenirs are also interesting and beautiful-looking, and birds, with lots of various antiques and unique and old buildings that might become an icon. and others,
the point here that makes me interesting is how to take your photos and in accordance with the moment beautiful condition. hopefully you are successful forever @sweetsssj and become an inspiration to your followers.

great post

@sweetsssj That first photo of you is nothing short of angelic lovely lady!!!! So beautiful! It looks like an AMAZING place to visit!

Much love to you Angel xxx

thanks for the information. what your news is useful for us all ..

Wow. nice seeing you there! It is one of my wishlists.

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WOW! I love this post! :D
xox
-Stephanie

How beautiful are the places that you show us @sweetsssj
It would be a pleasure to travel with you! :)

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thank you simnrodrguez, i'm happy you find them beautiful! :)

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somehow that place looks more beautiful thanks to you!

A great location. <3 Later on I hope I can travel and explore beautiful places like this.

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thanks kanggary :)

The journey is amazing, you tell it nicely and include the video. plus the music in the video fits perfectly with the content inside. Upvote from me to you completely, hopefully can help.

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thank you barvon, i appreciate it very much :)

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thank you also for your kind response, may your day be fun.

Nice place sweetsssj

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yes, it's a lovely historical place, I love it!

very good photos and i really want to take photos there

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it's a wonderful place for photos.. I had thousands of photos and i feel like I missed SO much!

come to Turkey everytime . we love you :)

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thank you! I can't wait to go back :)

how do u keep coming up w such amazing places to visit!😎wow 🌄

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curiosity and need for adventure!! :)

You have awesome pictures. I like the way how you implement them in your posts.

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thank you modernpastor! :)

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you're welcome :)

Somehow, places look better sometimes in the photos that they look in real life, but nonetheless, your article, together with all the wonderful photos you have made are incredible and I enjoyed reading a lot. I like the fact that I could actually see other people's culture on all of those places you photographed. Beautiful post, greatly appreciated! Thank you for sharing with us!

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you are very right benjy! that's why new media is so popular right now, but in any case, i hope that my unique lens is a different perspective to people who have seen or been here before. Thank you for the lovely comment :)

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You're welcome!

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thanks romina1 i will check it out !

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thanks jawad, i will take a look and see if i like :)

wow. very nice place, so relaxing. . ilove it :)

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great! Thank you for reading! :)

A very beautiful place, you must be very happy to be there, you are a very beautiful woman :) @sweetsssj

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I have followed you :)

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thanks isfar, really appreciate your lovely comment. I will check out your blog sometime :)

Your posts are amazing @sweetsssj You have inspired me to start my own travel blogs. It would be amazing if you checked my first one out and let me know what you thought. Thank you

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Thank you so much, means a lot. I look forward to sharing my travels

Wow, I love everything about this article, it's paradise thank for sharing:)

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thank you greg, and you're welcome :)

What can i say another amazing travelpost from you.Speechles..Thank you very much for sharing with us this beautiful history trip.My upvote an Resteemed for you.Best Regards from Germany

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thank you! Greetings to you in Germany! :)

This place looks amazing. You always inspire me to travel. Thank you for all your lovely posts. Cheers have a good one :)

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that's great! We have such a lovely community of travellers, it's so great we can share it here too! :)

i hope i'll travel with you one day :)

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thank you! maybe!

I like to read your stoiry. Very interesting historically pictures.I wish you good jorny.

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thank you arx27, glad you enjoyed :)

i like the video it is amazing @sweetsssj

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thanks!! Spent more time looking for music than actually editing (shhh!)

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you have good ears @sweetsssj ☺♥♥♥☺

Wowww it's a very beautiful and fantastic place! I will visit it for sur next summer) thanks for sharing this beauty with me!

BEAUTIFUL......

I'm sorry but that turkey in the beginning is just too punny!

As always good stuff and beautiful pictures

好大的冰淇淋

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哈哈,其实是冰激凌小哥在逗我玩:)

You're doing a great job. Kudos

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thanks greatsam appreciated :)

This is paradise!!! And you are the angel!! The post is perfect!!❤️❤️❤️Miss sweet always make a breathtaking post ! I like the theater part very much! Thanks for sharing!❤️❤️❤️

Nice pict...!!! 👍👍

You made me travel virtually along with you.....those great pics ate an example that travelling is worth it.......

难得美女有去我去过的地方呢!

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你也有去过呀,好棒:)

I really like your post, thank you for sharing,

Very beautiful place

I could be in that water all day with that water temperature!

Beautiful place and nice photography

need more pics in further posts to get even more joy n fun to visit vibrant place.

I’m in awe. The colours are so vibrant and your writing is so on point.

@sweetsssj ! I love ancient places and through your visuals ,you made me feel as I am travelling this Ancient city of Hierapolis,Frontinus Avenue ,The Antique pool (Cleopatra's Pool) ,The Hierapolis Museum...and much more .Really enjoyed your post and appreciate it.Keep it up .

nice post

thanks to you we also get the chance to see the places that we haven't seen..nice post..learnt lot of new things..thanks alot..appreciate your hard work :) we enjoy it alot

Beautiful 😍

gracias por compartir este contenido con nosotros te di un voto espero que te guste

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A visit to the Cleopatra Alantic Pool and the Ancient Theater is a very pleasant one. the beautiful pool and the clean water make us never know the time runs so fast. you feel very happy when you are in the pool and you are also very beautiful @sweetsssj
Great post ❤
Have a nice day ^

Great post. Inspiring

Dear @sweetsssj u always share valuable and interesting antique things for steemian community.
Pamukkale Hierapolis complex is Cleopatra’s Pool (hot springs sometimes called the Pamukkale Antique Pool). The hot springs, with its mineral rich waters are said to be good for illnesses such as skin diseases, circulation problems, rheumatism, heart diseases and many other ailments and people flocked here to find relief for their diseases.
i always waiting for ur posts and my love shows in the shape of upvoting and resteeming,..

Spectatular work as usual, @sweetsssj! Do you have a professional photographer that travels with you or do you find someone new at each destination?

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I'd like an answer to this question as well! :)

Awesome pictures, nice job!

Very nice.

Wow.. this is amazing!

hahah looks like Turkish ice cream tricked you too :D by the way its was so great to see your post loved the experience thanks for sharing.

omg! im so jealous! I want to go there someday... probably when i'm older...

upvoted and resteemed..

I was scammed by someone who pretended to be you haha lesson learned, i still follow you though for the great posts. keep it coming!

wow you do not cease to amaze me every day @sweetsssj, I have enjoyed so much this trip to which you have taken us , I have always wanted to know the ancient Greece, Turkey and the classic mediterranean and you have made it possible, I would love to swim in that pool, you seem a real goddess coming out of the water, looks so beautiful, the Roman statues and the museum are amazing, I love reading your writings every morning, you make my day, thank you for sharing so much with us your followers, I will put this post in resteem, I hope it is very well it is a pleasure to read it again, I invite you to see my new post, where I share photos taken by me to various animals in the zoo, greetings a hugs!

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Nice post.thanks for sharing..if you haven't share then we would have missed these because it is not possible for us to go there..monetarily,physically etc.so thanks once again ..

This is what people call paradise :) love it.!!

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thanks! It's a very historical place, I guess we could call it paradise too :)

Wow... I really like the videos you share, the perfect shooting way, amazing. the scenery is super beautiful, a very memorable holiday ... oiya .. in our place there is also a tourist attraction that is not less exciting ... if you like klick. Tq.. success always make you @sweetsssj

Travel with you sure. Lets plan up?

Thanks for the fantastic read, also with your great photos and video too. Your my first read on Steemit as I just joined here today. I look forward to your future posts as well. Did you know the only time the Romans were beaten on foreign soil was by the Scottish Highlanders. Apparently in those days the Scottish were like savaged warriors. So to stop them invading through the northern end of England. This is one of the reasons why Hadrian built Hadrians Wall to spilt the west and east coast of the land between Scotland and England. Have a fantastic weekend too!

dünyanın parasını kazanıyorsun insan kendine bi terlik alır her gezide aynı

This is one of the places i’d love to go if i ever make it to Hierapolis. Good work. I’ve always wanted to visit because of its historical and Biblical relevance to me. Thank you for sharing some great information and tips about Pamukkale! Looks like you enjoyed your travel there. I just upvoted and resteemed your post and am looking forward to your visit to mine here and do same https://steemit.com/recipes/@beulahlandeu/ciabattaboller thanks

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I love, too..worth goin soon

Funtastice i can't said anything when i looked your post @sweetsssj
Please follow me :-) @mukliss

Anther stellar post, @sweetsssj! May I ask how long it took you to constrict this piece? Or perhaps you have someone who puts these together for you?

The theater is truly spectacular! I can only imagine what it was like to sit there and watch a show or other event as the sky reddened in the distance...

Thanks so much! It feels like we were all there with you. Upvoted and I follow. :)

Wow there are always something new and unique in your posts that always bring me back to your page my dear one.

your pic pose above portrays you like an actress telling a story as indicated by the sculpture above. I hope that your story continues to be a lovely and happy one. Always a pleasure to see your post, keep it up