THE COTTON CASTLE

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pam-24Pamukkale (which means “cotton castle” in Turkish) is a place where hot springs abound and over the millennia, mineral-rich waters have deposited white calcium on the travertine terraces making the hill glisten brilliantly like newly-fallen snow. It’s quite a surreal sight to behold as you slowly wend your way up or down the terraced cascading pools on your bare feet through the limpid waters that flow downwards. It is also the site of the remarkably well-preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis where there is a well-preserved amphitheater as well as pools for bathing with the ruins of ancient marble columns submerged in the water.

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