Saturday, November 17, 2012


Think cotton and white it is! From far, the image is like a snowy mountain. We were thrilled to visit Pamukkale which means 'Cotton Castle' in Turkish. They tag it as the 8th Wonder of the World and is awarded the status of  an UNESCO  world heritage site. It is really wondrous to experience Pamukkale, one of a kind attraction. It is also the site of the ancient city of Hierapolis.

The terraces of carbonate mineral left by the flowing thermal water  has created a truly unique attraction. Walking on the travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs is a little rough and grainy. In fact, that helps to keep us firm though parts especially in the pools can be slippery. Wearing shoes is prohibited to protect the deposits. However we were advised by our guide to keep our shoes with us, in case we can't find them upon our return!

The sculptured basins of mineral water is really outstanding. Look out for the hanging limestone walls, admire the cascading thermal water which gather to form pools and terraces. We walked in a couple of  pools and the water was comfortable and warm. The sun began to set and the glow and shadows cast was beautiful.

What did we leave behind - our footprints and took home lovely memories :)

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You will enjoy more. Do visit this natural wonder!


  1. Have read about this and now I get to see some real good pictures. You have made it interesting and I will have to add this to my list of places to see :-)

  2. Wow, Keats! This is so beautiful! Isn't Nature just amazing? It looks like an alien landscape!

  3. Such a special place! To be sure, there aren't many places like this left in the world. Beautiful photography!

  4. Its really a beautiful site to visit. Had fun walking in the water as well.


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