Tour Operator Turkey's Videos (Tripatini) - Tripatini 2022-12-07T19:10:46Z https://frugalnomads.ning.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=29b9w5z6637aj&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Pamukkale Travel Guide, Pamukkale Sights tag:frugalnomads.ning.com,2013-02-06:3169359:Video:442498 2013-02-06T10:52:36.978Z Tour Operator Turkey https://frugalnomads.ning.com/profile/istanbultours <a href="https://frugalnomads.ning.com/video/pamukkale-travel-guide-pamukkale-sights"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/58910055?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>ABOUT PAMUKKALE<br></br> <br></br> Located 14 km to the north of the provincial center of Denizli, Pamukkale lies on a hill dominating the Plain of Menderes at an elevation of 160 m. The name of the city in the Etruscan/Pelasgian language is "Swaura," meaning "Sacred City". Indeed, the city was subsequently Hellenized by the Macedonians and Byzantines and called Hierapolis… <a href="https://frugalnomads.ning.com/video/pamukkale-travel-guide-pamukkale-sights"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/58910055?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />ABOUT PAMUKKALE<br /> <br /> Located 14 km to the north of the provincial center of Denizli, Pamukkale lies on a hill dominating the Plain of Menderes at an elevation of 160 m. The name of the city in the Etruscan/Pelasgian language is "Swaura," meaning "Sacred City". Indeed, the city was subsequently Hellenized by the Macedonians and Byzantines and called Hierapolis again to mean "sacred city."<br /> <br /> Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), is considered today the eighth wonder of the world. It is presumed that the travertines were formed in the course of a process which lasted 15 thousand years. As the water, having a temperature of 34 degrees Calcius, gushing from the underground springs at an elevation of 160 m off the plain of Menderes, with calciumbicarbonate content, flows down the hillsides, carbonmonoxide gas emanates, and the calciumbicarbonate, dissolving thereby, is sedimented, thus forming the white-coloured travertines. Therefore, the area is called Pamukkale (Cotton Castle).<br /> <br /> As, in Karahayit located at a distance of 5 km to the north, the underground water having a temperature of 68 degrees Celcius, with iron, magnesium and sulphur contents, flows down the slopes, it issues carbonmonoxide gas in the like manner, thus forming red coloured travertines with the sedimentation of the iron compounds. This place is called Kirmizisu (Red Water).<br /> <br /> Today the area is one of the foremost tourism resorts thanks to its Pamukkale travertines, accommodation facilities, thermal baths and natural and historical assets.<br /> <br /> The city of Hierapolis, which was founded on this site in the 2nd century B.C., differs from all other ancient cities in being located, not on earth or rock, but on solid limestone layers formed by limestone water that flowed for centuries over this raised level plateau. "Hierapolis" means "sacred city", and according to Stephanus of Byzantium the city was given this name because of the large number of temples it contained. Up to the reign of Augustus the city was officially described on coins as Hierapolis, the city of temples, but it seems reasonable to assume that this was not the original meaning of the name. Today, the theatre, the Apollo temple and the necropolis are the most important places to see in Hierapolis.<br /> <br /> For further information you can visit our website: <a href="http://www.allistanbultours.com">http://www.allistanbultours.com</a> The Turkey Mediterranian Video by Allistanbultours tag:frugalnomads.ning.com,2013-02-06:3169359:Video:442587 2013-02-06T10:49:47.620Z Tour Operator Turkey https://frugalnomads.ning.com/profile/istanbultours <a href="https://frugalnomads.ning.com/video/the-turkey-mediterranian-video-by-allistanbultours"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/58909973?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Turkey's Eastern Mediterranean means different things to different people. For holidaying Europeans, it's a radiant and razzle-dazzle beach paradise, with the calm ocean and high-rise resorts around Side and Alanya stretching further than the eye can see. Sometimes referred to as the Turkish Riviera, this part of the Eastern Med tends to fill up to an almost… <a href="https://frugalnomads.ning.com/video/the-turkey-mediterranian-video-by-allistanbultours"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/58909973?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Turkey's Eastern Mediterranean means different things to different people. For holidaying Europeans, it's a radiant and razzle-dazzle beach paradise, with the calm ocean and high-rise resorts around Side and Alanya stretching further than the eye can see. Sometimes referred to as the Turkish Riviera, this part of the Eastern Med tends to fill up to an almost unbearable degree during the high season. But arrive just before or after the crowds, and you'll find largely empty beaches and discounted guesthouses. While the development -- some would say destruction -- of Turkey's Western littoral is well documented, it doesn't take much to discover what drew the developers here in the first place. Even amid highways, high-rises and discos, the beauty of the place still manages to shimmer through. Marmaris, for example, is as shocking for the stunning beauty of its natural harbour as it is for the concrete jungle engulfing its once-charming old town.<br /> <br /> ADVERTISEMENT<br /> <br /> Best of all is the region's seamless mix of history and holiday. A stroll at midnight along a beach in Patara, Olympos &amp; Çirali will suddenly send you back thousands of years as you pass a Lycian tomb or a tremendous Corinthian temple. And between the two extremes lie some quaint coastal towns still clinging to their origin­al charm, such as Kalkan, Kekova, Kaş or the very beautiful Kaleköy. There are signs too that things are a-changing as the region's authorities at last awaken to the importance of sensitive development.<br /> To get a feel for how the Turks themselves holiday, make your way through the rugged and twisting mountain range to the east and head towards the resort areas of Anamur and Kızkalesi. Visiting Turks -- and Western archaeology students -- treat this part of the country as an open-air museum, because of the massive amount of impressive ruins scattered about. Once the mountain range flattens out into the wide-open Cukurova Plain to the east, the cities become much larger, more metropolitan and more imposing. Tourists are almost nonexistent in the large industrial cities of Merlin, Adana and İskenderun. However, those who do choose to brave the urban hustle are rewarded with rarely visited nearby sites, such as the Roman fortress city of Anazarbus, just northeast of Adana. The Armenian retreat of Yılankale is also close, as are a number of important Hittite and Christian sites.<br /> The vibe and energy of the Eastern Mediterranean takes on a considerable change south of İskenderun, due to the area's proximity to the Syrian border. Here is one of Turkey's most fascinating mixes of cultures, religions and languages. In towns such as Antakya you'll find Sunnis, Alevis and Orthodox Christians living side by side, and spoken Arabic can still be heard on the streets. Istanbul Travel Information and Travel Guide tag:frugalnomads.ning.com,2013-02-06:3169359:Video:442711 2013-02-06T10:45:03.214Z Tour Operator Turkey https://frugalnomads.ning.com/profile/istanbultours <a href="https://frugalnomads.ning.com/video/istanbul-travel-information-and-travel-guide"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/58909992?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Video about Istanbul. One Of The Largest Cities In The World. Find listings and features for what's on in Istanbul including Istanbul events, shopping, restaurants, hotels, fairs, video, photo gallery, history, sightseeing and city maps. Your comprehensive guide to Istanbul. Istanbul restaurants, bars, night clubs, hotels, shops, spas, events, attractions and… <a href="https://frugalnomads.ning.com/video/istanbul-travel-information-and-travel-guide"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/58909992?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Video about Istanbul. One Of The Largest Cities In The World. Find listings and features for what's on in Istanbul including Istanbul events, shopping, restaurants, hotels, fairs, video, photo gallery, history, sightseeing and city maps. Your comprehensive guide to Istanbul. Istanbul restaurants, bars, night clubs, hotels, shops, spas, events, attractions and more. Find reviews, directions and information on all the latest venues in Istanbul. For further information you can visit our website: <a href="http://www.allistanbultours.com">http://www.allistanbultours.com</a> Cappadocia travel video, Cappadocia Tours, Cappadocia Balloon Tours tag:frugalnomads.ning.com,2013-02-06:3169359:Video:442582 2013-02-06T10:40:57.937Z Tour Operator Turkey https://frugalnomads.ning.com/profile/istanbultours <a href="https://frugalnomads.ning.com/video/cappadocia-travel-video-cappadocia-tours-cappadocia-balloon-tours"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/58910023?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The interesting formations of tuff called Fairy Chimneys have actually been formed by the effects of wind and floor waters pouring off the surrounding hills and mountains into the valley floors. The flood waters found their own paths through the steep gorges, causing deep cracks and breakages in the hard stone. The softer erodable material… <a href="https://frugalnomads.ning.com/video/cappadocia-travel-video-cappadocia-tours-cappadocia-balloon-tours"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/58910023?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The interesting formations of tuff called Fairy Chimneys have actually been formed by the effects of wind and floor waters pouring off the surrounding hills and mountains into the valley floors. The flood waters found their own paths through the steep gorges, causing deep cracks and breakages in the hard stone. The softer erodable material underneath has been gradually swept away, resulting in conical formations protected by basalt caps.<br /> <br /> These capped fairy chimneys with their conical bodies and cap formations are primarily found in the area around Urgup. The basalt caps tend to be harder and more durable than the softer tuff bodies. This is actually the first condition necessary for the creation of the fairy chimney. The life of the fairy chimney whether long or short depends on the durability of the rock at its cap.<br /> <br /> The types of fairy chimneys found in the Cappadocia Region are classified as to capped, conic, mushroom shaped, column type or sharp rock. The fairy chimneys are primarily found in the valleys within the Urgup - Uchisar - Avanos triangle, the area lying between Urgup and Sahinefendi, the environs of Nevsehir, Soganli Valley in Kayseri and Selime Village in Aksaray.<br /> Land of fairy tales... Mysterious and enchanting... Just some of the incredible sights waiting to be discovered here are the fairy chimneys, underground cities, hot air balloon tours on this incredible landscape.<br /> Tourism<br /> Cappadocia area is a popular tourist destination in Turkey, as it has many areas with unique geological, historic, and cultural features.<br /> <br /> The most important towns and destinations in Cappadocia are Urgup, Goreme, Uchisar, Ihlara Valley, Avanos, Selime, Guzelyurt and Zelve. Among the underground cities worth seeing are Derinkuyu, Kaymakli, Ozkanak and Gaziemir. The best historic mansions and cave houses for tourist stays are in Goreme, Urgup, Uchisar and Guzelyurt.<br /> <br /> Hot air ballooning is very popular in Cappadocia and is available in Goreme. Trekking is enjoyed in Urgup, Ihlara Valley, Goreme and Monastery Valley (Guzelyurt).<br /> Geography and Climate<br /> Cappadocia lies in Central Anatolia of Turkey. Also Cappadocia has a markedly continental climate, with hot dry summers and cold snowy winters. Rainfall is sparse and the region is largely semi-arid.<br /> <br /> Provinces and Towns<br /> Nevsehir, Kayseri, Urgup, Goreme, Uchisar, Ihlara Valley, Avanos, Selime, Guzelyurt, Zelve