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Travertine terraces of Pamukkale


Pamukkale in Turkey is by all accounts some other planet. If it weren't for the endless stream of people, one would think that you are not here. At all.

Already at the entrances to the place itself, the landscape begins to be exciting, and at the epicenter it is completely strange. It was as if a giant paraffin candle had melted and left bizarre swellings. And on a fairly large area.

Cosmic landscapes of Pamukkale

Geologically– Pamukkale is a travertine formation, underground thermal springs give rise to streams of water enriched with calcium and the process of travertine formation in Pamukkale continues to this day.

Since at some stage of travertine formation, the sedimentation is jelly–like - some terraces are closed from the passage of tourists so as not to disrupt the natural process of rock formation.

You can know the nature of the origin of these sedimentary rocks as much as you like, but this does not negate its amazing impressive effect.

There are a lot of people in Pamukkale. The flow of tourists seems endless. These thermal springs are an important landmark and UNESCO Heritage site.

The floor is not wet, but very wet. The water is very pleasant and warm.

Pamukkale Spa complex has a swimming pool – Cleopatra's pool. According to local legend, Cleopatra took baths in these thermal waters and it gave her eternal beauty and youth.

Everything looks beautiful, antique, next to the pool there is a beautiful man-made garden, stylized as travertine terraces.

The turquoise color of the surface of the terraces is also of natural origin. Again, something from chemistry and geology, but it's very beautiful, as if the sky is reflected.

If you really want to be surprised by the planet you live on, you should definitely visit Pamukkale. There is another major attraction nearby – the ruins of Hierapolis. As they say, two birds with one stone. Very beautiful places!


March 19, 2024 04:50 pm



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