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Sunday Travel – Turkey Travel Guide – Visiting Pamukkale – The Cotton Castle

May 20, 2018

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The carbonate mineral deposits have formed the pristine white Pamukkale in southern Turkey.

Pamukkale is Turkish for cotton castle, even though it is made up of travertine limestone run-off from the area’s hot springs.

This slow moving rock formation creates dazzling stalactites and terraces

The natural hot springs have drawn tourists to this site for thousands of years.

This site is the former home of Hierapolis, a Roman Bath town.

The waters here are said to be good for the skin and eyes, and can be a remedy for asthma as well.

Shoes must be worn in the hot springs, to protect the deposits of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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