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Pamukkale, Turkey

By TonyDy
Pamukkale, known as "Cotton Castle" is a feature caused by calcium water running from a spring at the top of a small mountain in the Turkish countryside. This was taken about fifteen years ago before several large hotels were built nearby which diverted water for their own purposes and this feature virtually dried up. The Turkish government demolished the hotels and redirected the water to its original route to maintain this fairyland phenomenon.
When we visited you could walk through the pools of warm water with white mud!
I don't think you can do this now.
This is scanned from a slide.

Tags: Turkey Landscape and travel Pamukkale Cotton castle Calcium spring

Voters: CarolG, pronabk, wrinkles and 10 more

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CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
16 Apr 2011 12:18PM
What a fascinating image, Tony, never heard of it before. Very well captured. Carol
TonyDy Plus
14 55 3 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2011 2:48PM
Thanks, Carol.
16 Apr 2011 11:57PM
Great capture!
TonyDy Plus
14 55 3 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2011 10:51AM
Thanks, Rick.
celestun 19 29 14 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 11:50PM
Great shot and very interesting to read about the history. I hope they keep it the way you found it.

Well done!

TonyDy Plus
14 55 3 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2011 10:35PM
Thank you, Tim, so do I!!!

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