The world-famous Pamukkale is open since June 1st to visitors after 74 days of being closed. Pamukkale, which was visited by over 2 million tourists last year, was temporarily closed to visitors as part of COVID-19 (Corona) measures since March 19. Within the scope of coronavirus measures in Denizli, visitors’ fever is measured at the entrance to Pamukkale and it is mandatory to wear a mask.
Pamukkale opened its doors to its guests with the transition to a controlled social life. With the opening of the doors, activity was seen in the region, which had been having quiet days for about 2.5 months. Turhan Veli Akyol, Deputy Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism, said in his statement that they are happy that the gates of “white heaven” are reopened. “We are open and waiting for everyone at 10.00-19.00 hours”. Security guards warned tourists to maintain social distance. The guests walking in the travertines took photos frequently.
Explaining that Pamukkale was closed for 74 days, Akyol said, “Our people were stranded because of this beauty, but we rested the travertines in the best way than ever before and we made the water release process. Pamukkale is now whiter. “We will continue to work with the same excitement to bring them together and to bring them back to the good old days. We are waiting for everyone to Pamukkale between 10.00-19.00 hours.”
Ahmet Yıldırım, who came from Izmir and recorded as the first visitor, told reporters that after the restriction was lifted, he set out to go to Muğla and came to see Pamukkale on his route. Stating that he will take lots of photos, Yıldırım said, “They measured my temperature and disinfected at the entrance. We will make our trip by following the social distance rules.” used the expressions.
The Chinese Coco Wang living in Antalya said that he was fortunate to live in Turkey “for a long time I am in your country. We are dealing with tourism business. I could not come because of coronavirus. I came as soon as exit permits today. I plan to ride until the evening hours,” he said.
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