Pamukkale, Turkey: Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water.
"THE COTTON CASTLE" in Turkey - Pamukkale, Turkey. This is a natural attraction in southwestern Turkey. Snow white terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock that is deposited by water flowing from the hot springs.
For thousands of years, people have been drawn to the hot springs and carbonate mineral terraces (travertines) of Pamukkale, in southwestern Turkey. The name means "cotton castle" in Turkish and indeed looks like a scene from a fairy tale.
The thermal pools of Hierapolis: now think of taking a bath in an ancient pool, into sparkling water sitting on a piece of a fallen column that was standing there in times you studied in your history books. Just amazing.
PAMUKKALE, TURKEY Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish. Volcanic hot springs in this area form natural travertine rock which over time has become a complex series of heavenly terraced natural rock pools.