|An unusual natural and historical site with the sparkling white
castle -like cascades, Pamukkale is one of the most important
highlights of Turkey, unique in the world.
The site is named in
Turkish as "Pamukkale", that means "cotton castle", parallel to the
glorious and spectacular view of the site.The dazzling white
calcareous castles are formed by limestone-laden thermal springs,
creating the unbelievable formation of stalactites, patholes and
cataracts. Waters in the terraces are the sediments of the springs
with calcium bicarbonate in 33C.
Waters, containing mainly calcium salts and carbon-dioxide, run
off the plateau's by depositing calcium while carbon-dioxide
disappearing. The marvelous landscape of Pamukkale has been created
by this gradual formation, leaving a cotton-like image.
Located above the theatre of Hierapolis, the mineral water
sources from the thermal springs of Cal Mountain. It is collected in
a pool, known as the "Sacred Pool" of ancient times, where you can
swim amidst the historical remains of Hierapolis.
The Sacred Pool is now located inside Pamukkale Hotel. The water
of Pamukkale is famous for its benefits to the eyes and skin; and
its curing properties to the ills of asthma, rheumatism, as well.
The remains of the ancient Hierapolis are situated on back of the
thrilling white terraces, standing wondrously in the area. The
fairyland Pamukkale is a must-see traveling through this region,
during a holiday in Turkey...