Amazing Pamukkale, Turkey
Pamukkale is an ethereal destination, with a name that translates into English as ‘Cotton Castles’. The landmark is a made up of a naturally occurring phenomenon of white stalactites and water-filled plateaus. The geothermal hot springs that stand on this site are full of naturally occurring minerals, predominantly chalk and limestone, so when the water hardens whilst coming down the mountain this unique landscape occurs. Of course, something this spectacular can’t be missed whilst on your holiday in Turkey and many tourists visit this area in order to bathe in the spectacular sacred pool, which is located inside the Pamukkale Hotel.
The name Pamukkale means cotton castle, and it is so-called because of the layers of white which encompass the hot sulphur springs. You can bathe in the waters in winter, and when you first see the whiteness of the cliff against a bright blue sky, it will take your breath away.