Cotton Castle & the Holy City (Pamukkale & Hierapolis)

These are the famous white cliffs of Pamukkale, Turkey. Literally meaning “cotton castle”, this natural phenomenon is a result of earthquakes here which created a number of hot springs – the waters of which are extremely rich in many minerals, particularly chalk. These minerals have been deposited on the cliff face over the centuries, creating something like an enormous, gleaming-white frozen waterfall, 2700 meters long and 160m high (you can see the effect in these bizarre ground level shots). Despite a period of abuse by hoteliers and tourists, this has been a popular destination for those seeking to…

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