Thursday, December 28, 2006

Pamukkale Natural Wonder In Turkey

















Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder. The mineral-rich waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35°C and tumble down the mountain from a height of 100 metres, forming a myriad of pools. Cream colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world. Water is the sole instrument in the creation of this gleaming fairy castle that resembles cotton (hence the name "Cotton Castle"). There are an abundance of hot springs in this wonderland which are recommended for the treatment of heart disease, circulatory problems, high blood pressure, nervous disorders, rheumatism, eye and skin diseases, nervous and physical exhaustion, and digestive maladies.
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have just come home from Turkey. Unfortunately, now they do not allow people to swin in Cotton Castle.We wer only allowed to dip our feet in the pools, but no swimming.

Ozy Gurss said...

Coton Castle is a very nice and touristic place. Marvelous views.Not only swimming but also walking & stepping on them should not be allowed. You may have noticed that colour is turning into yellow from white.Due to lack of water,rubbish and misuse.

aquarite said...

Wow it is a nice place... It will give you adventure feeling when you are there because of the view.I really appreciate the good places here in earth. :D Is it natural water? If it is natural i think it is very difficult to maintain that kind of tourist place.

istanbul tours said...

We went on a 2 day excursion on Pamukkale. It exceeded our expectations and all the photos we took just don't do it justice. We had 2 hours free time which was spent walking barefoot down this amazing calcium waterfall feature and experience the warm to hot water rushing down over the walk way. It was also in an amazing wide river valley with views for miles around. The day we went it was cloudy but this made it look even more mysterious www.privatetoursinistanbul.com The way down was a bit slippery in places and can be hard on your feet, but the views made up for any discomfort. Some people went down in their swimwear and sat in the deeper pools for a while! It really did look like it was a glacier and should have been cold but was the opposite! For Christians, this is the sight of one of of the seven churches (Laodicia) and the Luke warm waters in the book of Revelations. It is also where the apostle Philip was martyred. A very memorable trip indeed!