Pamukkale

Pamukkale

Pamukkale is a tourist attraction with thick white layers of limestone and travertine cascading down the mountain slope resembling a frozen waterfall. The tectonic movements that took place in the fault depression of the Menderes river basin triggered frequent earthquakes, and gave rise to the emergence of a number of very hot springs. The water from one of these springs, with its large mineral content — chalk in particular — created Pamukkale. It is recognized as a World Heritage Sites together with nearby Hierapolis castle. The springs were well-known in the Antiquity. They were described by the Roman architect Vitruvius. The Phrygian Greeks built Hierapolis on top of the hill.

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