Calcium laden mineral waters cascade over the cliffs of Pamukkale, and as it cools the calcium, it precipitates and clings to the cliffs forming the snow like waterfalls of white stone, however, due to circumstances the site has deteriorated substantially over the years


Pamukkale has been made eternally famous by the gleaming white calcite travertines (terraces) overrunning with warm, mineral-rich waters on the mountain above the village – the so-called ‘Cotton Castle' (pamuk means 'cotton' in Turkish). Just above the travertines lies Hierapolis, once a Roman and Byzantine spa city, which has considerable ruins and a museum.

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