Attractions

Attractions

Pamukkale Traventines


Pamukkale Traventines


The obvious attraction of Pamukkale is the gleaming calcium traventines which are now a world heritage site.Pamukkale actually means "Cotton Castle" and it's easy to see why, with the distinct shape of the traventines. 

The terraces are formed by a chemical reaction that results in calcium carbonate sedimenting to form a traventine. The calcium rich waters are about 35.6 C when they first come from the ground and flow over the terraces into the beautiful pools. 

Above the traventines there is a Municipal pool and the Roman ruins of Hierapolis with the biggest necropolis in the world.