The site is located a half hour drive from Denizli, the provincial capital. The ancient city of Hierapolis is part of the setting, orginally known as Pamukkale.
The Ancient site has been severely damaged as a result of the recurrent earthquakes, and unfortunately only a few structures remain standing.
The ancient site is most famous with the impressive of incredible size. The extremely well preserved Theater with perfect marble reliefs and the monumental gate with round towers on either side, built in the honor of emperor Hadrian and the colonnaded road behind it are a few of the attractions in the site.
The Roman Bath, that was converted into a church in the Byzantine times, and the tomb of St. Philip built over a complicated plan, are also interesting places to see.The renovated Roman bath, nearby the Theater is used as a local museum today. The healing power of the thermal springs int the area was the reason why thousands of people in the past came to Hierapolis for a cure.
Those who were cured went back to their homeland but others that died here were buried in the extensive cemetery of the city in their own burial customs.
Therefore the Necropolis has a variety of burials and distinct tombs, tumuli Lycian sarcophagi house type tombs, etc.
The astounding natural site attracts people from all around the world and the formations look almost unreal.