Pamukkale Travertines

Discover Denizli and visit Cotton Castle

Cotton White Travertines

Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), which is a fascinating and magnificent natural site, is located in Denizli province in southwestern Turkey. A gift from nature, the area is famous for its glaring whiteness and therapeutic ponds.


Pamukkale travertines were created by thermal water depositing the calcium carbonate them contained. The natural wonder of Pamukkale travertine deposits span a 160 m tall and 2700 m long cascade. With its brilliant white colour, it can be seen about a distance of 20 km. At first glance it looks like a snowy hill. When you take a closer look and you will see it is actually a natural wonder.

The white cascades are little terraces filled with mineral rich hot springs. Treat yourself to a visit to these mesmerizing therapeutic ponds.

Taking your shoes in your hand, you can walk on some of them. Swimming is strictly prohibited.

Visit the enchanting and eternal Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), you will never forget it.

Therapeutic Ponds

Are you looking for the perfect place to relax? Turkey's famous thermal springs at Pamukkale are just the place. Known as a spa town since the Roman era, Pamukkale is a great place for tourists who want to relax in warm and soothing waters.

You can imagine yourself like the people of antiquity by entering the healing waters in public areas where you can experience the special texture of travertines or by swimming in the Cleopatra Pool. The ancient pool of Cleopatra, which is one of the few places in the world and where there are historical ruins left after the earthquake in the 7th century AD, welcomes you with its healing waters. This ancient pool has been in use since Roman times.

At Pamukkale there are 5 thermal springs with water temperatures between 35-36°C.

UNESCO World Heritage

Pamukkale, which is a miracle of nature with few equals in the world, was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List together with the ancient city of Hierapolis in 1988. Together they form one of the most attractive destinations in the world.

  • Official Name: Pamukkale
  • Date of Inscription: 1988
  • Category: Natural
  • Reference: 485
  • Location: Denizli, Turkey
Cotton White Travertines
Thermal Waters, Pamukkale, Denizli