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Pamukkale Cotton Castle and Things to Do in Pamukkale Turkey


Pamukkale ("cotton castle" in translation from Turkish) – Turks gave this name to this place because of the amazing similarities of white mountain slopes with endless cotton plantations which has long been cultivated in the central part of modern Turkey and it is deservedly on of the most bright Pamukkale Turkey facts. To answer the question where is Pamukkale in Turkey located we have to admit that Pamukkale is located in the south central part of Aegean region of Turkey in 19 km from city of Denizli.

History of Pamukkale Turkey - approximately 400,000 years ago in the heart of modern Asia Minor the series of devastating earthquakes happened. On the territory of modern Pamukkale city in Turkey a strong horizontal shear of ancient rocky outcrops took a place and made deep thermal waters to come out to the surface. Pamukkale Hot Springs that are supersaturated by calcium started to flow down to the surface of the plateau with incredible speed (hundreds of liters per second) and then evaporated in the sun slowly reining on the surface of the mountainside of fifty meters height. Polycrystalline fragile snow-white rock formed of calcium carbonate minerals is called travertine. For hundreds of thousands years the nature masterfully created from travertine a system of white fancy slopes, terraces and thermal salt pools in Pamukkale Turkey filled with turquoise water. One of the facts of Pamukkale history is that Pamukkale was famous tourist destination even in ancient ages.

It is a fact that Pamukkale Cotton Castle is an amazing natural phenomenon. So how was Pamukkale Cotton Castle formed? There are tens of hot springs of thermal water in Pamukkale. A length of Cotton Castle Pamukkale mountainside covered with snow-white cap as long as two kilometers. Mineral water continuously flowing from a steep slope is the starting material  that is being used by invisible sculptor that continuously creates a whimsical snow-white travertine deposits that make people to feel the incredible excitement and indescribable delight.

So what are the things to do in Pamukkale and what to see in Pamukkale Turkey? Walk along amazing snow-white Pamukkale terraces and swim in bubled soft water of Pamukkale thermal pools. Other things to do in Pamukkale is to visit museum and ancient city of Hierapolis which is located in walking distance that is real highlight of Pamukkale attractions.

We offer two group guided tours to Pamukkale from Fethiye - two days trip to Ephesus and Pamukkale and one day trip from Fethiye to Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Also you may book Pamukkale private trips from Fethiye, Hisaronu, Ovacik, Oludeniz and Calis. We will be more than happy to provide you with more Pamukkale Cotton Castle Pamukkale information as well as more things to do in Pamukkale so don't hesitate to contact us.