pamukkale

Pamukkale, Turkey

We are bringing to you another unique destination you will find nowhere but in Turkey. Pamukkale is a bit mountainous region with beautiful rock-transformed pools. Many people, most in summer time, come here to admire this wonder and have fun.

Pamukkale is a Turkish destination which means “cotton castle”, and it is a natural site in Denizli province. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey’s Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year. An approach road was built from the valley over the terraces, and motor bikes were allowed to go up and down the slopes. When the area was declared a World Heritage Site, the hotels were demolished and the road removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.

The underground volcanic activity which causes the hot springs also forced carbon dioxide into a cave, which was called the Plutonium meaning place of the god, Pluto. This cave was used for religious purposes by priests of Cybele, who found ways to appear immune to the suffocating gas.
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