PAMUKKALE, Departing from Marmaris
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Pamukkale is one of the best known attractions in Turkey with its unique waters (cotton castle) and the ancient Roman baths. It is a natural wonder.
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Pamukkale is a natural wonder of unrivalled beauty. Here in the southwestern part of Turkey is Denizli Province, home to Pamukkale. The word means “cotton castle” and is the key natural feature in this region.
Pamukkale is one of the best known attractions in Turkey with its unique waters (cotton castle) and the ancient Roman baths.
The hot mineral waters that have been springing from the earth here for centuries have created a white stone wonderland, topped by the ancient city of Hierapolis above, sitting on the plateau. The natural hot waters are a special treat. Bathing, especially in the morning or evening is a particular joy, surrounded by surreal yet stunning landscapes, long, undisrupted valley views, and all the time, you know that the waters are healing any stiff joints or ailments you may have! What more could you possibly wish for?
What is Pamukkale is and how it came to be?
To say the least, Pamukkale is an overlooked natural wonder that is worth visiting whenever you vacation in Turkey’s southwestern region. The area contains numerous hot springs and carbonate mineral terraces (or travertines) that were left behind as mineral deposits from the river. These travertine features originated due to a shifting of the Menderes valley fault line.
As the fault continued shifting, extremely hot springs containing a high chalk content began to rise to the surface and build the terraces that are currently visible. These travertines were created by the reaction that occurs when the calcium and hydrogen carbonate are combined and forming calcium carbonate and limestone as a result.
This calcium carbonate is referred to as travertine and it created the pools as well as the white coloration that Pamukkale is known for. A hat and sunglasses are highly recommended apparel when visiting here in the summer as the climate and the water in these pools gets extremely hot.
What do I need to take with me?
You need to take your swimsuit, towel, sun cream, camera
It is neither ice nor salt. It is what Turkish call ''Cotton Castle'' The rich thermal springs have formed over thousands of years these bizarre like cascades, huge stalactites and mineral baths. You can also visit the impressive remains of ancient city Hierapolis. Pamukkale is a perfect work of mother - nature and it is unique in the world.
Duration: 14 hours between 06:30 - 20:30