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Title: Pamukkale Travertines
Country: Turkey, Denizli Province
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Place: Pamukkale Travertines
Category: History/ ruins/ castles
Author: Pinarr
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Pamukkale natural hot water pools are located in Denizli Province, south-western Turkey. Seventeen hot-water springs in the area spill out water in temperatures ranging from 35 degrees to 100 degrees, which contains a high concentration of calcium bicarbonate. The water flows off a cliff, cools and hardens into calcium deposits that form terraces. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale – “cottoncasle)” (“pamuk” for cotton and “kale” for castle). You will have to take off your shoes before walking on the travertines to avoid polluting this wonder, so if you dont want to take the risk of walking home barefoot if your footwear are stolen – bring a bag.

In the near future the travertines will be closed for visitors for several years to let the travertines renovate themselves and let them rest from heavy tourist visits what ruin them.

When you enter Pamukkale you will also have the opportunity to visit historic Roman city ruins of Hierapoli.

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Pamukkale Travertines20 TL



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