Pamukkale Tour Questions\/Answer Pamukkale what to do? You are going to visit one of the Pamukkale namely \u201cthe cotton castle\u201d where you are going to feel yourself stepping in clouds.\u00a0 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\u00a0Pamukkale 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. How Pamukkale was formed? The name\u00a0Pamukkale\u00a0means 'Cotton Castle' in Turkish. Besides its adorable beauty, it is a geological\u00a0formation 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? 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. Pamukkale why is it white? Somewhere deep in the earth beneath\u00a0Pamukkale\u00a0and the ancient\u00a0Roman\u00a0city of\u00a0Hierapolis\u00a0lies a vast source of water heated by volcanic lava. The water dissolves pure white\u00a0calcium, becomes saturated with it, and carries it to the earth\u2019s 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 \u201ccascades\u201d frozen in stone called travertines.