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The Cotton Castle : Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey’s Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.

The ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis  was built on top of the white “castle” which is in total about 2,700  metres (8,860 ft) long, 600 m (1,970 ft) wide and 160 m (525 ft) high.  It can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the  town of Denizli, 20 km away (…wiki)

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