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The best time to visit Pamukkale is late afternoon or early evening. By this time the tourist buses have departed and a few solitary visitors sit watching the sun sink in the sky.

Pamukkale, which has been used as a spa since the second century BC, literally means "cotton castle" in Turkish.

The travertine features have their origins in the shifting of a fault in the valley of the Menderes river (between here and Denizli). As the fault shifted, very hot springs with a very high mineral content (notably chalk) arose at this location. Apart from the slightly radioactive minerals, the calcium and hydrogen carbonate react to create calcium carbonate (also known as travertine) and limestone. This is what gives Pamukkale its whiteness and created the pools

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2716 W: 79 N: 6640] (30115)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2010-09-09
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposition: f/20.0, 1/160 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2011-03-17 8:02
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