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Turkey’s Cotton Castle-Pamkkale

Pamukkale is known as the 8th wonder of the world. It is a great touristic natural attraction located in western Turkey. It is so called Pamukkale  which means Cotton Castle in Turkish, because the thermal baths are white as cotton and the thermal terraces look like white cotton castle. This complex and thermal water have been used as a spa since the second century BC. The terraces are white because of the calcium bicarbonate that water contains and that water can reach temperature to 36°C.

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Above the wonderful thermal terraces, there are remains of an ancient old roman town, Hierapolis. Now there is only antique theater and museum of the things that were found left. Some remains of this city became partially submerged after an earthquake and now can be found i a pool that was historically considered sacred. This was the pool of Cleopatra, or also known as The Antique Pool. The legend says that once Cleopatra came to this pool and liked it a lot so the Romans gave this pool as a gift to her. This pool is full with the water from the hot springs and the same water fills the thermal terraces after. It is an amazing experience for every generations, lots of history, health and adventure.

1. Lots Of Tourists On The Thermal Terraces

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2. Thermal Terraces In Spring

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3. Cleopatra’s Pool

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4. Thermal Terraces On Sunset

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5. Cotton Castle

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6. Antique Pool

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7. Mud Bath

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8. Tombs And Statues Gallery In The Museum Of Pamukkale

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9. The Roman Theater In Pamukkale

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10. Thermal Pools

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