Almost like another planet... Pamukkale blues in Turkey (UNESCO world heritage site) - Can you help me to get 1100 faves? ;-)

Wikipedia: Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year. 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. Tourism is and has been a major industry. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. As recently as the mid-20th century, hotels were built over the ruins of Hierapolis, causing considerable damage. An approach road was built from the valley over the terraces, and motor bikes were allowed to go up and down the slopes. When the area was declared a World Heritage Site, the hotels were demolished and the road removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.

 

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  • Varapanyo 1y

    You're shameless :)
  • carla falconetti 1y

    beautiful!
  • lennarteedvinson photo, 1y

    Seen in:

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  • RaminN 1y

    Gorgeous! Nicely composed!
  • Thrust >> 1y

    so awesome
  • Mr. Savarona 11mo

    Incredible place... Beautiful shot...!!!
  • prc1333 11mo

    Wow, outstanding....
  • T. Hans Olson 8mo

    1,000 words!
  • two_luckies 7mo

    Wonderful place and wonderful image
  • Steve Lamb 7mo

    Magnificent image of a special place! (Visited there is May...how come none of my images even approach this one??). Very well done!!
  • Derek Felnand 7mo

    Great image!
  • Geoff Threadgill 7mo

    Keep going my friend looks better every time I see it
  • kemolledog 7mo

    From Walt Disney!!!...........I see Tinkerbell diving from pool to pool..................This is really a surreal landscape, and this photo highlights that!!!
  • T. Hans Olson 6mo

    Congratulations on a very special photo! I choose only “the best” from the best photographers as my “Favorites”.. as you can see. I wish I could take the time to tell you how much I appreciate your wonderful and beautiful image. It would take 1,000 words! I truly treasure each one of the more than 1,500 “jewels” in my collection. Thank you for your time, effort, expertise, inspiration, investment, patience and divine insight!
  • Sauro Bellezza 6mo

    Great shot!!
  • kodaksights 5mo

    A Good photo , Merry Christmas 2014.
    Una buona foto, Buon Natale 2014.
    Uma boa foto, Feliz Natal de 2014.
    Et godt foto, Glædelig Jul 2014.
  • Eden Bromfield 4mo

    A superb photo!
  • Marion & Vincent 3mo

    Amazing scene!
  • Marta Sysło 3mo

    Great shot !
  • annicksimon962 2mo

    Une merveille.
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