Pamukkale Tour Questions/Answer
You are going to visit one of the Pamukkale namely “the cotton castle” where you are going to feel yourself stepping in clouds. In other words with its spectacular formations of travertine, Pamukkale is welcoming you in a world of wonders.
The natural hot spring pool is going to be one of the most precious moments of your Pamukkale tour. While visiting an ancient site it is as well an extraordinary experience to give ear to ancient gossips of that period so swimming in a hot spring pool full of ancient artifacts on the floor you should know that you are swimming in the pool where beautiful Cleopatra once had taken a bath.
The name Pamukkale means ‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish. Besides its adorable beauty, it is a geological formation that is based on 17 main hot water springs that are actually sources of the calcium carbonate which gets deposited as the mineral rock on the surface.
Where is Pamukkale in Turkey?
Pamukkale is located in the south-central of the Aegean region of Turkey. It is about 19 km to Denizli city and a 2,5-hour drive from the resort town Kusadasi.
Somewhere deep in the earth beneath Pamukkale and the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis lies a vast source of water heated by volcanic lava. The water dissolves pure white calcium, becomes saturated with it, and carries it to the earth’s surface, where it bursts forth and runs down a steep hillside.
Cooling in the open air, the calcium precipitates from the water, adheres to the soil, and forms white calcium “cascades” frozen in stone called travertines.