Almost every tourist who arrives in Turkey and who have seen photos of this unusual place – travertines of Pamukkale with turquoise water, seeks to visit the white mountain. Guides often call Pamukkale the “eighth miracle of the world” and entice this excursion not only with beautiful photographs, but also the opportunity to swim in the famous pool with mineral water – the Cleopatra Pool.
Pamukkale travertines are calcareous deposits of carbonic sources, which surprise with their nature and scale. They were formed for hundreds and thousands of years from sources rich in calcium, which are beaten from the slopes of nearby mountains. Calcium froze and formed wave-like cascades and travertines of white color. Now they are a protected object and entrance to them is possible only for a fee. Numerous tourists love to climb travertines and swim in mini-pools up to 1 meter deep.
At the entrance, it is necessary to get out shoes and climb up the mountain barefoot, for this strictly watches the guard!