Monday, July 07, 2008

Turkey - Visiting Pamukkale, Denizli

If you think this image was taken from some Hollywood sci-fi flick, then you're absolutely wrong. This place actually exists, in Turkey. To be exact, you can visit these extravagantly unique "salt bowls" at Pamukkale (or ancient Hierapolis) in Denizli, Turkey.

Apparently, thermal spring waters laden with calcareous salts running off the plateau's edge have created this fantastic formation of stalactites, cataracts and basins. These hot springs have been used since Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

I was at this very spot back in 1994, during one of those English summer holidays I had while studying abroad. An amazing place to visit in Turkey.

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