Pamukkale, the 'Cotton Castle' in Turkey.

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Other than the famous Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, the next well-known place in Turkey, it should be Pamukkale, the "Cotton Castle".

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.

Is a springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain of Cürüksu in south-west Turkey, calcite-laden waters have created an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins given the name of Pamukkale.

Many of my friends ask " Wow, you are wearing shorts when there's snow and ice, you are so strong!" LOL. I laugh a little, when the carbonate minerals look alike snow and ice, but its actually not ice, well the weather gets colder at night, but its still Autumn that time, makes it hot during day time.

It can get quite hot in summer, a hat and especially sunglasses will certainly be very helpful against the sun and the reflecting sun rays from the chalky cascades. On the other hand, the cold winter climate could make the experience slightly uncomfortable. Climbing up the cascades barefoot, with cold water running downstream will be a tough task

We were told that you will look 10 years younger when you bathe in the mineral water, so I was like.. Can we export these water? LOL.

Besides of the cotton castle, not far high above the hill, there found an ancient city, name Hierapolis.

The extensive ruins of the Roman mineral water spa city of Hierapolis include a grand theater, a vast North Necropolis (cemetery), colonnaded street, baths, and numerous other ruined structures.

Hierapolis, it would appear, was a place many sick people came in search of a cure, but died instead. 

At the center of the plateau are the Antique Pool, Archeological Museum, and the calcium travertines.

Up the hill about a 10-minute walk from the Antique Pool is the great Roman theater. Restored by Italian artisans in 1972, it was capable of seating more than 12,000 spectators.

Right after you've done everything up hill, going down the hill, you'll find thsi Pamukkale Natural Park.

Pamukkale Natural Park has opened in 2011 and it has become one of the top attractions for visitors quickly. Pamukkale Natural Park is placed right in front of Pamukkale and offers visitors a great sight of Pamukkale.

Pamukkale Natural Park has 3 pools in it if you like to enjoy a good swimming in hot weather. There is a pool for kids as well as for adults that includes jacuzzi in it. There is also a little mud pod where you can take a healing mud bath.

You can go to Natural Park anytime throughout the day. However, in evenings, there’s usually a wedding at this location, specially in the summer.

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  1. Cotton Castle looks so pretty! Would love to visit one day

  2. Wah must take a lot of pictures when you're in Turkey! Such an amazing place. Btw, I want to bath using mineral water too, 10 years younger woh!

  3. Oh this is stunning - definitely on the bucket list the next time I head over to Turkey. Love the pictures dear - Pamukkale was captured really well :)

  4. wow.. I would dearly love to get a chance to visit these amazing places one day... they are so gorgeous and just the thing I enjoy!!!

  5. wow! the Pamukkale Natural Park is amazing. I've always love seeing Ancient Building. Would love to visit there in the future

  6. The views are just too spectacular. I wanna go to Turkey!!!

  7. Looks like a lovely place to visit.. SO nice! Love your photos!

  8. First time heard about Cotton Castle. Looks like a great place to venture into.

  9. cotton castle wow. that is new thank you for sharing

  10. Is my bucket to go turkey !! I'm sure i will fall in love with this place !! Ulala~