The Tourism industry is blooming today. Availability of beautiful tourist spots is the major source of such a drastic boom in the tourism industry. People are very much fond of travelling nowadays, is also the major source of blooming tourism industry. Peoples travel from one country to another country in search of beautiful destinations. With the growth in tourism many businesses around the place has grown simultaneously, offering a chance to earn income for their livelihood. Some of the beautiful tourist destinations located all around the world are in the form of waterfalls, mountains, wildlife sanctuary, national parks, beautiful palaces, pools and much more attracting people from many decades.
Pamukkale, one of the beautiful tourist spots located in Turkey. The term Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish. The place is filled with beautiful warm water pool of 183 kms long. It is a natural site located in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey.The place is a unique combination of natural and man-made wonders which has lead to declare the place as a world heritage site by UNESCO. It is also the only most visited places in Turkey, with two million visitors annually. Pamukkale’s terraces are made up of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from hot springs.
The place has 17 hot springs
The temperature of hot springs ranges from 35 °C i.e. (95 °F) to 100 °C i.e. (212 °F)
The height from which spring falls is about 320 meters, i.e. (1,050 ft)
There are many travertine terraces found in different parts of the globe ranging from China to Iran and from USA to Afghanistan. But Pamukkale has one of the beautiful and unique travertine formation. It is built over millennia from calcium carbonate deposited by hot springs. One can also bath there as the pool is full of minerals and the temperature of water is about 36C. One of the interesting facts about pamukkale is that visitors are not allowed to enter the pool with shoes, in order to stop the pollution. There are some fees paid in order to go in the pool with limited timings i.e. Nov-March 6am-6.30pm, April-Oct 6am-midnight and cost is about 25TL (£6).
Some tips to keep in mind while visiting Pamukkale
The best way to approach, there is through the south gate and walk through the travertine path with no shoes in order to control the pollution.
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