Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. 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. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. When the area was declared a World Heritage Site, the nearby hotels were demolished,the original road removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.

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