In the Aegean region, located 19 km north of the city of Denizli, white travertines famous tourist center. Pamukkale region is a plain fed by the waters of Çürüksu River, one of the Büyük Menderes River arm. The hot mineral water from the plain resources and travertine, the region still has brought world famous tourist destination. The geological events that occurred the Pamukkale thermal source have impacted a wide area. In the region of temperatures ranging from 35 ° C to 100 ° C, a hot water space 17. Pamukkale thermal source is a unit within the regional potential.


Hot water supply in the region, has been used since ancient times. Flowing into the area consists of travertine come from mineral springs, limestone content, 33 ° C-35 ° C in mineral waters, brought to the surface the fault lines in the region predicament as a result of flight of carbon dioxide gas in the content is converted into lime. Of the continuous repetition of this event, has taken on an image resembling the white cotton pile.


Pamukkale Travertines

Thus the region is given in Pamukkale name. Pamukkale, in order to continue this magnificent white image, there is a need for water from the mineral springs; but the hotels in the area recently, a portion of the mineral water began to decline going travertine water began to drain their pool. Therefore, Pamukkale, is losing the yellow-white image and decided that some regions. To prevent loss of Pamukkale, is continuing efforts to rectify this situation. Travertines, width and length are spread over a large area within 4 km. Near the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis travertines are also available. Furthermore, Pamukkale travertine There are also 5 km away from the other. They are colorful contrast to Pamukkale. This is the source of irrigation water, the result of the collapse of surface minerals that dissolve the carbonic acid content of white, yellow, green, red, purple and brown travertine formed.


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