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Friday, 15 July 2011

Pamukkale - The Cotton Castle

Come, let us contemplate the sparkling magic of the Cotton Castle for a while.

Here, clear waters dance on white clay.

The walls are dazzling in the sunlight.

From this great height, the daydream glides over a surreal landscape.

Where natural baths spill their precious waters in giggles across my feet.

As I edge my way along, I wonder who's ancient path I tread on.

Our adventure took us to the staggering terraces of Pamukkale, known also as "The Cotton Castle". This natural phenomenon of dazzling white travertines is the creation of calcium carbonate deposits and thermal waters.

In the ancient world, Pamukkale was known as Hierapolis. Here the acropolis was established alongside the traverites in the 2nd century BC by the Pergam King Eumenes II. This fascinating complex was declared a World Heritage site in 1988.

Travel notes:

The journey from Fethiye took 3 hours each way in a comfortable small coach. It may seem too long for many but Pamukkale is the only place like this in the world so for us it was 100% worth the little road trip. The coach makes enough stops along the way to make you feel comfortable and there is a lot to take in, in terms of views on the journey.

I would reccommend booking your trip with
Pioneer Travel the trip cost us £30.00 each and that included entry fees, a buffet breakfast and a delicious buffet lunch (drinks must be paid for seperately) which I thought was extremely good value.


  1. Oooh this looks like 'Heaven'

  2. this place is absolutely beautiful!

  3. Nice pics!


  4. This is incredible! I really want to go to Turkey and this has sold it to me! Great shots.



  5. im speechless.
    this is divine, i want to do it too


  6. Great pics. Totally loved this post!!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  7. I have neer seen a place like this before!
    It looks absolutely incredible :)
    Thank you for your lovely pictures and gorgeous travel adventures.
    I'd be lying if I didn't say that your photos have inspired me to take a weekend vacay!

    tiana of l'esthetique

  8. Oh, this place looks amazing!

  9. Wow! I've never heard of this place, but it's absolutely stunning. Definitely adding it to my travel list :)

  10. Your pictures are amazing and I've truly enjoyed viewing each of them. I'm surprised to see that in so many comments people say how they've never heard of this place. My recommendation is to visit Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina (where I'm from) because you'll get that old Ottoman vibe through the architecture + lots of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy influence as well and a kick of current modern times via our youth. Great post and great blog my dear!