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1.1 km (0.7 miles) SSE of Tepeköy, Denizli, Turkey
Approx. altitude: 158 m (518 ft)
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Antipode: 38°S 151°W

Accuracy: 11 m (36 ft)
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#2: View north #3: View east #4: View south #5: View west #6: Almost there! #7: Our visiting group #8: The ultimate highlight: the Total Solar Eclipse, two days ago #9: Don't miss it: Pamukkale

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  38°N 29°E (visit #2)  

#1: The confluence point is at the small boulder in the canal

(visited by Andy Sischka, Mathias Straube, Gerhard Schmitz, Wiebke Fock and Thorsten Simon)

31-Mar-2006 -- As the cheers for the Total Solar Eclipse on 29 March were not yet abated, we made a long daytrip from Manavgat towards famous Pamukkale, were pools of water were created by nature in the form of beautiful white travertine terraces. As long as you don’t come there during the hot summer season - funny enough like most of the other tourists - one will find a not so overcrowded, but undoubted highlight in western Turkey. After spending the rest of the day in the vast areas around the terraces and among the close-by Roman ruins of Hierapolis, the nearby confluence point (about 10 kilometres from there) draw attention to us.

Therefore, in the late afternoon, we followed the road from Pamukkale to Akköy and proceeded on a gravel road through Gölemezli. This road, on the latest few kilometres beside a drainage canal, lead us easily and exactly towards the confluence point. This was almost too simple! We stopped the car just about 10 meters from the point of zeros.

Once there, the exact confluence point seemed to be in the middle of the canal, or, more precisely, at a small boulder that probably some folks must have thrown into. The somewhat desiccated canal entrapped us to cross it, and while we were running down and up the steep canal's slope, we almost crashed one of our video cameras - and at least there was one pulled muscle. At last, we came as close as 3 meters towards the confluence point, otherwise slipping down the slope would have been the result.


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#1: The confluence point is at the small boulder in the canal
#2: View north
#3: View east
#4: View south
#5: View west
#6: Almost there!
#7: Our visiting group
#8: The ultimate highlight: the Total Solar Eclipse, two days ago
#9: Don't miss it: Pamukkale
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