The Castle of Cotton

By Guido Trombetta on 7:54 PM ,
Our world is full of marvelous places which beauty is directly related to the presence of water. Canyons, waterfalls, lagoons and so on. We will present some of them in the posts to come, trying to choose places that are not as famous as they deserve. One of them is certainly Pamukkale an extraordinary natural wonder of Turkey. Its name in Turkish means "Cotton Castle" and it's due to the shining white appearance of the place. It is the water from some springs, with its large mineral content that created Pamukkale. Water contains large amounts of hydrogen carbonate and calcium, which leads to the precipitation of calcium bi-carbonate.

The effect of this natural phenomenon leaves thick white layers of limestone and travertine resembling a frozen waterfall, terraces with a shallow layer of water where it's possible to have a relaxing bath, stalactites, propping up and connecting these terraces.

Here are some pictures, too see more click here

This is instead a video about Pamukkale and Hierapolis, the ancient city built on top of the white "castle".


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