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Listed under Hot Springs in Denizli, Turkey.

  • Photo of Pamukkale
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  • Photo of Pamukkale
  • Photo of Pamukkale
  • Photo of Pamukkale
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The world-famous hot spring waterfall terraces of Pamukkale are spread out across a mountainside below the extensive ruins of the ancient Roman hot spring resort of Hierapolis, where St. Philip was supposedly martyred. After the fall of the Roman empire, the resort fell into decay and the hot spring water was allowed to cascade down the mountainside, eventually creating the blindingly white calcite terraces of Pamukkale - one of Turkey’s must-see attractions. The nearby Red Spring features a much smaller series of terraces that are by contrast colored orange to bright red and fed by a continually spouting small geyser.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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'Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale (Cotton Palace) an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. At the end o… Read more...

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