Cotton Castle Pamukkale in 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.
History of Pamukkale - 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 pools in Pamukkale filled with turquoise water.
It is a fact that Pamukkale is an amazing natural phenomenon. So how was Pamukkale formed? There are tens of hot springs of thermal water in Pamukkale. A length of 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? Walk along amazing snow-white Pamukkale terraces and swim in bubled soft water of thermal pool.
We offer two group guided tours to Pamukkale from Fethiye - two days trip to Ephesus and Pamukkale and one day trip to Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Also you may book Pamukkale private trips from Fethiye, Hisaronu, Ovacik, Oludeniz and Calis.