Beautiful Natural Thermal Pool in Turkey

truaces By truaces, 16th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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There's a beautiful natural thermal pool in Turkey called Pamukkale. Originally from historical ruins, now this wonderful pool has become one of the world heritage sites.

Natural thermal Pamukkale as one of the world heritage sites.

Pamukkale or also known as Hierapolis is a natural site and one of the world heritage sites in Denizli Province in south-western Turkey. It’s originally historical ruins from the 4th century BC with Greek and Romans architecture. Hierapolis means sacred city in ancient Greek derived from the word “Hiera”, the wife of Telephus (son of Hercules and grandson of Zeus). Then in Turkish it’s known as Pamukkale which means cotton castle. The words of Pamukkale refer to the terraced but the modern name of the whole area also known as Pamukkale.

The Hierapolis or Pamukkale is popular tourist destination. It has some natural thermal pools terraced in travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The Pamukkale terraced said to have formed from the catastrophic earthquake, and then unexpectedly formed a beautiful travertine terraced which have the flowing mineral water on its surface. The mineral water of the natural thermal pools terraced rise from the ground at temperature of 35°C (95 °F). The mineral water was believed can cure various diseases because of its mineral content. The mineral water is capable of depositing 499.9 mg of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) on the travertine that makes the entire complex gets a pure shimmering white look.

The city of Hierapolis is located in the River Menderes valley in Turkey’s Inner Aegean region. A hotel ever built on the located site to support the interests of tourism but after Pamukkale declared as one of the world heritage sites, the hotel were demolished and some rules have been implemented to protect these sites from any damages.


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