Pamukkale – meaning cotton castle in Turkish located in Denizli Province, Turkey. It has also been named the white castle because of the vast whiteness produced by the high concentration of calcite in the water. Travertine sedimentary deposits have formed the white terraces, frightened waterfalls and mineral forests that make up the beautiful landscape. The 17 hot springs are heated by an underground volcano. Tourism is and has been a major business. The lovely area of Pamukkale, Turkey, has been used as a healing spa for thousands of years. The healing properties of the area illustrated people from all over the woeld, and the Romans constructed the ancient city of Hieropolis there. To help reserve the area, hotels and access roads were taken down and man-made pools were created to help in keeping the natural loveliness of Pamukkale.
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