Where is Pamukkale? How were Pamukkale Travertines formed?

Where is Pamukkale travertines created?
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Pamukkale, it is a natural site in Denizli in southwest Turkey. It includes the city spas and carbonate minerals terraces and travertines left from the flowing waters. Turkey's Aegean region, located in the Menderes River valley, which has a temperate climate. It is one of the preferred places of tourists.


The old city of Hierapolis was built on a white "castle" with a total length of 2.700 meters, 600 meters width and 160 meters height. Pamukkale can be seen from the hills opposite the valley in the center of Denizli, 20 km away. The ancient city of Laodiki is located 5 to 10 km. Karahayit village, which is an international thermal center, is 5 km away. Pamukkale is included in the World Heritage List determined by UNESCO. Travertine; In addition to visual richness, it is good for heart conditions, rheumatism, digestive, respiratory, circulatory and skin conditions.

Geology

  • Pamukkale terraces consist of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by hot spring water.
  • In this region, there are 35 hot water sources in the temperature range from 100 ° C to 17 ° C.


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