July 11, 2009


Pamukkale, Turkey
Pamukkale, Turkey
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site and attraction in south-western Turkey.

Because of the tectonic movements in the Menderes river basin triggered frequent earthquakes, and gave rise to the emergence of a number of very hot springs. The water from one of these springs, with its large mineral content, especial the chalk. So it created Pamukkale.

It was astonishing whey I saw the Pamukkale; a large white stone area with some blue hot spring ponds. It was the hottest day since we arrived Turkey, but we still enjoy walking at Pamukkale and enjoy dipping our feet in the hot spring.

But the story from our tour guide and the member who visited Turkey 10 years ago, they said the hot spring area of Pamukkale was much bigger. Because once people abused the hot spring of Pamukkale, so current hot spring area is smaller than ever. Now the Turkish government is working on saving Pamukkale, trying to maintain this World Heritage Site .

I think many many tourist sites in the world are facing the same problem. People want to use these tourist sites to increase the income of tourism business, but they did not have the idea how they damaged the natural wonders. It is always late when people realize they are losing the gifts from mother nature.

Photos of Pamukkale.

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