Turkey is famous for some rather spectacular natural beauty. Pamukkale must rank somewhere near the top of its list. Natural thermal springs flow down a hillside, building pools and frosting-like formations as the calcium and other minerals come out of solution. Tourists come to soak and pose in the gleaming white setting and to visit the thermal bath onsite. Right next door are the ruins of Hierapolis, a second-century BCE city that eventually became a Roman possession. The Romans loved their thermal baths — and modern tourists are no different. This is a stop on most Turkey bus tours so the indie traveler will want to come early in the morning. Stay overnight in the town to beat the crowds or linger for the sunset. And be sure to pack sunscreen!