Pamukkale – the Cotton Castle and Hierapolis

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Pamukkale, which translates from Turkish as ‘cotton castle’ is a naturally occurring landscape feature, where terraces of carbonate minerals have been left by the flowing waters. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built at the top of the terraces and people have bathed in the waters of its 17 springs for thousands of years.

Modern Pamukkale includes a baths where you can still bathe and a museum dedicated to artefacts found on the site. whilst it might be a cotton castle, to my eye, it reminds me of snow covered hillsides, but whatever you think it looks like, it is certainly worth seeing. Some photos, though bear in mind I am no highly skilled landscape photographer 😉

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