The Wonders of Nature: Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle!
Written by Natalie   
Saturday, 13 August 2011

Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white "castle".

The unique formations of travertine (calcium carbonate) shelves, pools and stalactites, which hug the ridge above town like a white scar, were created by the area’s warm mineral water, which cools as it cascades over the cliff edge and deposits its calcium. It’s a strange piece of landscape unlike anything else you’ll see in Turkey, and it now appears on the Unesco World Heritage list.

 

Pamukkale

Pamukkale by İbrahim Soyarslan

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

Pamukkale by Claudio Riccio

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

Pamukkale, Turkey 1920x1200 wallpaper

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

Pamukkale by dachalan

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle

 

 

 

Pamukkale – Turkey's Cotton Castle


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LiMoO - Wonderful     | | 2011-11-19 03:17:04
Thanks for this wonderful images.

Looking for more and more.

Regards,
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