Karahayit Hot Springs

As the Denizli Province (known as Pamukkale) has a variety of hot spring waters, Karahayit is one of them and the best-known thermal district after Pamukkale travertines. The region has been a spa center since 2 BC, and today it has guests both foreign and native. Instead of the travertines in Pamukkale (named a "cotton castle" because of its color), Karahayit is red because the water has iron mineral content. It has been believed that water has healing effects on diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, skin and skin cancer, stomach and esophageal cancer, and osteoclasis. There are also shops where mineral stones, hand-made clay rooster figurines (the rooster is the symbol of Denizli at the same time), and traditional syrup (a non-alcoholic traditional drink) can be bought.