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Hell’s Gate in Turkey opens for visitors

Hell’s Gate in Turkey opens for visitors​

Turkey is counting on dark tourism dollars after a famed archaeological site in the western province of Denizli, known as Hell’s Gate, opened to regular visitors for the first time on Monday.

Getting to "Hell," or rather its gate as the area beyond the gate is closed to visitors, is no easy feat as it is located among the sprawling ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. If not for the signs, like a statue of the Greek underworld deity Hades and his three-headed dog Cerberus, guardians of the gates to hell in Greek mythology, one could quite easily get lost while looking for Hell’s Gate. Though the pristine travertines of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) located a few kilometers away may be more tempting for those seeking to bask in the beauties of the world, the gate, fully explored in 2013, will likely have its fair share of visitors.

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