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Geological phenomenon takes the form of pure white terraces, big plates sprinkled with water, arranged like an amphitheater overlooking the small town of Pamukkale.
The therapeutic properties of the waters known since it was founded 190 i.Hr city of Hierapolis was on the set. Known as passion Roman baths and thermal waters, the town was incorporated in the year 129 BC Roman Empire and described as a resort.
Hot springs with temperatures of 34-35 ° C are rich in calcium bicarbonate is transformed into oxygen, carbon dioxide and calcium carbonate.
Pamukkale in Turkish translates as "castle / fortress of cotton" Name the first times this natural travertine waterfall huge white castle resembles a fairy times that in the past local people dried the cotton on the terraces. This fantastic landscape consists of walls, terraces and stalactites covers a distance of 2.5 kilometers long and half a kilometer wide. White Color To that characterizes all is due to the high content of lime and dissolved minerals that are found in volcanic hot springs water.
White Travertine is formed when hot springs with high concentrations of calcium carbonate evaporates and is deposited on the surface. The Pamukkale travertine there are artificial, which visitors can walk unhindered, toward the left side of the mountain. Tourists are advised to remove their shoes not to dirty or damage the limestone that makes this place one of the great geological wonders of the world. Although tourists could climb past waterfalls, currently prohibited due to intensive degradation, but can swim in Cleopatra pool with warm water. It is believed that the thermal water is beneficial for the eyes, if you sit with your eyes open under water.
Pamukkale is emblematic of the imposing castle high on the hill in the area, a real fortress, extending over a length of 2,700 m and a height of 160 m and is visible even in the city Denizili.
Springs of Pamukkale were inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998.
Pamukkale | Pamukkale resort is 25 km north-east of Denizli and 652 km south of Istanbul, the Aegean region (southwestern Turkey), on the river Menderes.
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