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Pamukkale means Cotton Castle. That's how it can look like seeing the ridge in a distance, or maybe as a skiing slope.
The white cliffs, with its shelves and pools, has been formed when the mineralrich water from the hot spings flow ower the edges and deposites calcium.
Even if you have not been there you have probably seen photos of people bathing in the pools, pools full of inveting water. Well, the site does not look like it did many years ago. With many tourists comming hotels started to take water to their swimmingpools, draining the travertine pools. To protect the pools you are now only allowed to walk barefoot, and on a path. You can only bath in the concrete pools by the side of the path.

I had been told it was not worth going there any more, but I'm glad I went. I think it is a place you should visit at least one in your life.

Entrance fee to Pamukkale and Hierapolis is 5 000 000 TL.

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  • Updated Feb 29, 2004
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