Pamukkale - An Unusual Place in Turkey

Pamukkale is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city is remarkable because of the fact that it contains an array of hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. These provide a unique appearance of the area and make Pamukkale one of the most unique places in the world.

Calcite-laden waters in Pamukkale have made an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. The waters were derived from springs in a cliff almost 200 meters high overlooking the plain.

The name 'Pamukkale' literally means ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Present Pamukkale is located in the site of ancient city of Hierapolis. And the city was in fact built on a castle. Moreover, Pamukkale itself appears to be a mass of soft, lush cotton.

Pamukkale is one of the most important highlights of Turkey and a unique place in the world. It is an unusual natural and historical site with the sparkling white castle-like cascades. The appearance of the area is extraordinary and it offers a perfect spot to bathe in.

1 Responses to “Pamukkale - An Unusual Place in Turkey” said...
March 24, 2013 at 8:29 PM

This place is amazing. I have been there three times and it still amazes me. There’s nothing like this in other countries, so Pamukkale is quite unique. There is also an ancient city called Hierapolis at the top of Pamukkale, which is also stunning. And 15 minutes from Pamukkale there’s a natural thermal hot spring in Karahayit, which is also nice to see. So If you guys have the opportunity, you should really visit Denizli (town) in Turkey. You will be stunned by the natural beauty of this city.

A beautiful video of Pamukkale

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