Letih mendaki limestone dengan panahan matahari mengigit kulit, I had my brunch at the cafe up there. And actually lepas brunch, I went exploring the Hierapolis prior melepak layan blues in front of the travertines pools. Tapi saja buat separate entry mainly to avoid kebanjiran gambar. Senang sikit mau bercerita.
|# Explanation of the Monumental Fortress. It is the largest monument at Hierapolis dating to the Middle Age.|
|# How the Monumental Fortress looks now.|
|# Water fountain|
|# Ruins of the tombs & funeral monuments. These tombs belonged to rich families based on its structures & complexity.|
Picture above is an example of Sarcophagi; a box-like funeral container for a corpse. Most commonly carved in stone & displayed above ground. Sometimes it may also be buried.
|# The main thoroughfare of the ancient city; Gate of Domitian|
|# Houses, shops & warehouse were once here; under covered walkways.|
|# Also known as the principal street. It is paved & has pavements.|
|# Once was a busy street. In the center of this road runs the main drain; covered with large stone blocks.|
|# Large public toilet or called latrine.|
|# What's left of the Christian Basilica.|
|# Ruins of The Cathedral; one of the principal buildings in the Christian city.|
|# I could't believe I managed to forced myself to climbed this 40' path. Mainly to get to The Theater.|
|# Super massive!|
|# Refused to go down. Cukup cuci mata from up here. Bongkah batu adalah besar, kalau jatuh...siapa yang susah? Kaki sudahlah kurang tinggi.|
|# Stage buildings decorated with reliefs.|
|# Credit to Ahjumma baik hati.|
|# Taken on the way back to the hotel after exploring the archaeological site.|
|# Chef adalah husband & wife. Ada sorang assistant lelaki; said to be the wife's nephew.|
|# Manti (according to the menu). Lady boss told me ni resepi turun temurun dari nenek beliau. Patutla sedaps!|
While enjoying my dinner, I noticed that people keep coming to this restaurant. But the owner had to turned them down because it's already full house. There were no empty spaces to put the table from outside. Memang terbukti kedai ni pilihan utama most tourist who came to Pamukkale. I read nothing but good reviews about this restaurant in Trip Advisor. I was lucky I came early else I could be one of them. Lady boss suggested them to go to other restaurant instead & I heard one of them said;
"I really love ur cooking. Can u suggest any cafe around here that serves delicious food like u?"
Nganga owner dengar. Terus sengih manjang sambil cakap we are #1 here. Without denying gitu.
Tapi bagus cara owner ni. Once diorang rasa ndak mampu untuk terima order lagi hatta untuk take away sekalipun, diorang terus inform customer. It was still early; ada lagi few hours before they closed tapi sebab sudah banyak tempahan so diorang terpaksa tolak cara baik. Demi jaga kualiti makanan yang diorang served.
Balik bilik dengan rasa senang hati. Perut kenyang katakan. It didn't take long for me to sail to dreamland that night. Proof that I was super exhausted. Penat melantun-lantun. Duh! As if u ran with the Torch from Istanbul to Denizli.
Esok pagi, bakal berkunjung pi tempat baru lagi. Another experience yet to be cherished.