Holidays and photos of Pamukkale travertine

posted on 12th of may, 2010

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Pamukkale with you I want to share information and photos. you all make our city beautiful and exclusive tourist resort area and waiting to take pictures.

The thermal springs at Pamukkale which give rise to these geological phenomena cover a wide area. In this area, there are several hot water springs which have a temperature between 35 and 100 degrees. The thermal springs of Pamukkale form an integral part of the regions potential for tourism and have been popular since ancient times. The water, having emerged from the spring, is transported 320 m to the head of the travertines and deposits itself on a section 60 to 70 meters long covering an expanse of 240 to 300 meters square.

When the water first comes out of the ground it is about 35.6 ºC . The water includes calcium hydro carbonate in a big quantity. When it contacts with oxygen, the carbon dioxide and carbonmonoxide escapes and the calcium carbonate settles and forms the travertine. The sediment is jelly-like in the first stage.
The chemical reaction is: Ca (HCO3) + O2 CaCO+CO2+H2O

The travertines are not in contact with water every time as it is seen on the photos. The photos are taken when the pools are full of water because of its beauties. That is why they are supposed to be full with water all the time. The thermal water is given to the travertines by controlled programme. If the water flows on the same place for along time, it causes moss and pollutes the white travertines. The travertine's area should be dried for certain times to prevent this pollution and to let the jelly-like sediment harden. It is forbidden to walk on the travertines owing to being smooth and broken easily in the first stage of the formation. But the areas are constructed to provide tourists to meet water. These are the artificial pools which are formed on the former road and the area of 5000 square meters which is established on the southern gate

Comments (10)

Posted by Softdreams on May 13, 2010
Thank you all
Posted by Alonfridman on May 13, 2010
Amazing pics! Thanks..
Posted by Aginger on May 13, 2010
Like an outerspace planet....wonderful!!!
Posted by Mythja on May 13, 2010
beautiful. just breathtaking. great photos.
Posted by Mariaam on May 12, 2010
Must be a great place! Amazing pics! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Justmeyo on May 12, 2010
Wow!Beautiful place:)I wish to go there also!Congratulations for your photos!
Posted by Mani33 on May 12, 2010
Once I have received an e-mail illustrated with some photos taken from this place! I'm trying to find it now :)))
Great place indeed! Thanks for sharing :)
Posted by Davulcu on May 12, 2010
Very nice images. Pamukkale is one of the most interesting part of the country. Thanks for sharing
Posted by Treasurehunter22 on May 12, 2010
Another reason I love DT -- I have learned so much about so many beautiful parts of the world...I never would have imagined a place so interesting and picturesque!! Thanks for sharing your corner of the world.
Posted by Thanatonautii on May 12, 2010
Those are great pictures! Thanks for sharing!
When I was 14 I visit Istanbul and Ankara and it was great. I was thinking to visit them again this year, but now, after i sought your pictures I wanna to go to that place to :)
Thank you for opening my eyes!

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