Pamukkale travertines are a visual feast formed by thermal waters in the Great Menderes basin with a series of earthquakes 400,000 years ago. Pamukkale, located in Denizli, is famous for its snow white travertines, the charming Cleopatra Pool, The Ancient City of Hierapolis, visited by millions of people every year.
The terraces of this nature masterpiece, which has been serving hot springs for 1000 years, consist of carbonate minerals settled in hot spring water. It has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its natural and cultural characteristics on Earth. It is one of the most wanted natural beauties that foreigners want to see in Turkey.
Pamukkale Travertines consist of spring waters and hills with travertine terraces. Located at the foot of Mount Çökelez and stretching at an altitude of 100-150 m. from the plain, this terrace contains thermal resources that exist about 6 km. away from Pamukkale and provide the formation of travertines.
Travertines range from the area called Domuzçukuru (Pigpit) near Kadi Creek to the Çaltık Creek, which flows from the last tomb of the Necropolis in the north. Thermal waters provide the formation of these travertines, which are about 3 km long and 250–600 meters wide at 50 meters high.