Place Review: The Cotton Castle, Pamukkale in Turkey

Awesome photograph of Pamukkale, couldn't find who the author of this image is, tell me if you know it!

Awesome photograph of Pamukkale, couldn’t find who the author of this image is, tell me if you know it!


Hello there, i’ve decided i’ll start reactivating this blog by reviewing awesome places to draw inspiration from, this is the one i want to start with because it really impressed me when i first saw a photo of it.
The Cotton Castle or it’s translation in Turkish “Pamukkale” is a mysterious place in western Turkey, at first you would think it’s all made of ice, but in reality, the Cotton Castle is a group of hot springs contained in carbonated mineral walls.
With a temperature varying from 35ºC to 100ºC (95ºF-212ºF approximately) the travertine hot springs are a highly touristic place to visit when going to Turkey.

“The ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white “castle” which is in total about 2,700 metres (8,860 ft) long, 600 m (1,970 ft) wide and 160 m (525 ft) high. It can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 km away.”
As told by Wikipedia

I find this place amazing because visually it seems cold, but in reality it may be really hot, its a deceiving and mysterious place that appears to have come from another planet or from a fantastic story, let me know what you think of it!

Photograph by Paolo Benedetti

Photograph by Paolo Benedetti


Photograph by Antoine Taveneaux

Photograph by Antoine Taveneaux


Photograph by CherryX

Photograph by CherryX

Photograph by Petr Kratochvil

Photograph by Petr Kratochvil

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