Hierapolis, Pamukkale in Turkey.
Turkey Hierapolis – cotton castle Pamukkale.
It looks like a pile of pure white snow shaped like terraced paddy field, but it is actually limestone.
Since hot springs containing calcium carbonate (lime) gushed out from the topography formed by the precipitation of lime, forming a terraced paddy field called the travertine terraces.
During the Roman era, it prospered as a hot spring resort, and even today, there are Roman theaters and Roman baths on top of the travertine terraces.
The origin of the name of the place has nothing to do with thetravertine terraces, but because the area is famous as a cotton production area, it was named ‘Pamukkale’ in Turkish, which means ‘cotton castle/cotton palace’.
Hierapolis and Pamukkale are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It looks like natural snowfall, but of course…
It looks like they are in the snow, but it’s a hot spring, so of course…
This land is the place the hot spring was gushed and the lime was piled up, the other side where the hot spring was not gushed is of course…
Ground of black soil.
The three men of us get along well and continue our journey on a bus that doesn’t have air conditioners.
The next destination is Cappadocia, a town of people lives in strangely shaped rocks.