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Located 20 kilometers from the town of Denizli in the Aegean region of Turkey, Pamukkale is one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. The calcium oxide-rich waters flowing down the southern slope of Caldag located north of the ruins have, over the millennia, built up deposits of white travertine on the plateau thus fully justifying both the site's ancient name of Hierapolis (Holy City) and its modern one of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). It's really a wide and huge area as can be seen here when you look at the people at the far side of the pic. Especially during summer time, the effect of the white color of the area is extremely more stronger than the snow.

The water flow is stopped now because of the season is about to come to the end and to preserve the sources. But from time to time, with some intervals, it's a must to allow the flow, otherwise the white of the travertine is lost and the structure of the area can be distorted.

I just tried to catch the environment without tourists around (except the ones seen in background to show the size of the area) as I always trying to do so.

I'll be posting a couple of pics of Hierapolis right after this one.

Location : Pamukkale/Denizli/Turkey

(Nothing touched just sharpenned)

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