Pamukkale Travertenleri İngilizce Tanıtımı, Hakkında İngilizce Bilgi


Pamukkale ve Pamukkale travertenlerinin ingilizce olarak tanıtımı, hakkında kısa bilgi yazısı. Pamukkale travertenleri ingilizce özet.

Pamukkale Travertenleri İngilizce Tanıtımı

Pamukkale, which has been used as a spa since the second century BC, literally means “cotton castle” in Turkish.

The travertine features have their origins in the shifting of a fault in the valley of the Menderes river (between here and Denizli). As the fault shifted, very hot springs with a very high mineral content (notably chalk) arose at this location. Apart from the slightly radioactive minerals, the calcium and hydrogen carbonate react to create calcium carbonate (also known as travertine) and limestone. This is what gives Pamukkale its whiteness and created the pools. The Travertines of Pamukkale are a set of bizarre calcium cliff bathing pools overlooking the town of Pamukkale.

Many years ago, Greeks and Romans discovered the curative properties of the warm mineral springs that are found in Pamukkale. Predictably, these springs attracted droves of tourists to the place, but not only to seek therapeutic comforts. But also to see the magnificence of the hardened calcium bicarbonate cascading over the cliffs.

Known as the Cotton Cliffs, it is a famous and stunning calcium structure that earned a UNESCO World Heritage Site title in the 1970s.


World heritage site

Pamukkale is recognized as a World Heritage Site together with Hierapolis. Hierapolis-Pamukkale was made a World Heritage Site in 1988. It is a tourist attraction due to this status and its natural beauty.

The underground volcanic activity which causes the hot springs also forced carbon dioxide into a cave, which was called the Plutonium, which here means “place of the god Pluto”. This cave was used for religious purposes by priests of Cybele, who found ways to appear immune to the suffocating gas.

Protecting the thermal waters

The hotels built in the 1960s were demolished as they were draining the thermal waters into their swimming pools and caused damage to the terraces.The water supply to the hotels is restricted in an effort to preserve the overall site and to allow deposits to regenerate.  Access to the terraces is not allowed and visitors are asked to follow the pathway.

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