Thursday, September 8, 2011

Turkey Trip Day 3

This is on Day 3. There's a lot of travelling to do.

It starts off with shopping, leather shopping to be precise. It's all leather goods in there where it's presented by their local models there, nothing too grand and spectacular, but the leather ... hmm ^^

It is then followed by the popular Virgin House of Mary. It is believed she is the mother of Jesus. No pictures are allowed because it's a sacred place. It is also believed that she had spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus and had died there. This place had maintained its holiness for both the Moslems and the Christians. All these white paper is actually wishes from tourists and visitors.

Now here comes Ephesus where there are too many history in it, with so many eras and ages, influence from people all around the world. However, Ephesus was founded by the Athens.

This theatre holds a capacity of 25,000 people. Imagine that, oh my gawd ...

After so much of walking that day, we ended the day with a hot spring at the river located in Pamukkale, which means cotton castle in Turkish. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The climate in that part of Turkey has been relatively temperate throughout the year. No shoes are allowed. It is really cold once you step on it but the moment you put in the hot spring, it's really good and refreshing.

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