"Pamukkale" Turkey Travelogue by muizie

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Terraces of limestone

Pamuk = coton, kale = castle.

For about 14.000 years hot springs are bringing up carbonated water at 30-35 °C at the surface holding limestone. Running down the mountains the vaporizing water leaves a white layer of limestone. The shape of the terraces, little pools, slots and slits resembling the inflorescence of cotton gave Pamukkale its name.

Hierapolis ( 2nd century B.C.)

Hierapolis theatre.


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