Pamukkale – mezmerising calcium

You can have a bath in the calcium terraces of the white “cotton castle” in Denizli Province, south-west of Turkey.

This wonderful site is one of my favourite places I have visited so far.

Pamukkale, Turkey

Normally the access to the terraces is restricted out of precaution not to damage the pools. However, there are several specially dedicated ponds where you can have a bath. Shoes are not allowed on the travertines, mind the slippery surface…

Pamukkale, Turkey

If it is hot out there  – here it will be hotter, as the white surface will reflect the sun rays. Replenish the cream, and have a lip balm. I have seen some tourists with bloody cracked lips, eish summer …

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

Calcium terraces…. This place will make you rush to the dentist urgently:))

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale is on UNESCO heritage list. Yeah! An effort has been made to protect the site, as unsustainable tourism would have caused much damage to the natural pools (they’ve attempted to construct hotels right next to the travertines).

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

The terraces are not filled with water constantly. Also the color of the pools can differ depending on the time of the day.

Pamukkale, Turkey

Petrified waterfalls look puffy though!

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

The cliffs are overlooking the town ! The humidity in the air obstructs a good view, but on a clear day you can see for miles in the distance!

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

On top of the cliffs there are the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient Roman spa town. Springs with amazingly clear water, called Cleopatra pools, have different medical benefits for the skin.

Pamukkale, Turkey

An ancient tomb rising in the middle of the calcium…

Pamukkale, Turkey

Although Hierapolis was damaged after an earthquake, the amphitheater survived.

Pamukkale, Turkey

The dusk at Pamukkale is splendid!

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

Cotton, ice cream or snow??

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

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About Imagineth

Ukraine born and raised...... after that, a long time has passed :P I'm an observer. Stopped traveling for a while. This is my break. Tomorrow is another day, hopefully tomorrow will bring me somewhere closer to the beach and the sun!

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