Pamukkale translates as a fortress of cotton. Pamukkale is a strange geological formation, located in the Aegean region in Turkey. At first glance, is a series of full terraced water with high calcium content of incredible beauty: the tectonic movements that took place in the depression of the fault basin of Menderes River not only caused frequent earthquakes but also caused the appearance of numerous hot springs. These waters are rich in mineral content. Numerous hot springs, with high in calcium and bicarbonate content have the effect of frozen waterfall on the mountainside.
The sources of thermal water from Pamukkale is one of the main attractions of Turkey. In fact, Pamukkale is an attractive area for centuries. Locally, the Roman city of Hierapolis was erected, which persist today by its ruins. Pamukkale and Hierapolis are declared on World Heritage Site since 1988, and since then the government has a program to preserve the strictest, after decades of neglecting the irretrievably degraded Pamukkale’s cascades.
To get there, most visitors and tourists depart from Marmaris, Bodrum and Kusadasi. Ideally is to enjoy the morning and the sunset in Pamukkale: nothing better to take your shoes and enjoy the amazing feeling of warm water on your feet. Definitely a famous place in the list of those who want to witness at least once in a lifetime on the most spectacular places around the world.
Learn more about the history of Pamukkale (Turkey) from Wikipedia and Travellingboard.
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