Friday, August 1, 2008

Pamukkale - Turkey

Well, nothing happened today, i mean, no cards in my mailbox and i've checked it 4 times. But it's the beginning of a new month and i wanted to begin it with a card from a beautiful place, Pamukkale in Turkey, recognized as a World Heritage Site together with Hierapolis.
"An unusual natural and historical site with the sparkling white castle -like cascades, Pamukkale is one of the most important highlights of Turkey, unique in the world. The site is named in Turkish as "Pamukkale", that means "cotton castle", parallel to the glorious and spectacular view of the site. The dazzling white calcareous castles are formed by limestone-laden thermal springs, creating the unbelievable formation of stalactites, potholes and cataracts.

Waters in the terraces are the sediments of the springs with calcium bicarbonate in 33C. Waters, containing mainly calcium salts and carbon-dioxide, run off the plateau's by depositing calcium while carbon-dioxide disappearing. The marvelous landscape of Pamukkale has been created by this gradual formation, leaving a cotton-like image. The water of Pamukkale is famous for its benefits to the eyes and skin; and its curing properties to the ills of asthma, rheumatism, as well. The fairyland Pamukkale is a must-see traveling through this region, during a holiday in Turkey.2 - in:

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