- Location: Denizli Province, Turkey
Known. by many as the “Cotton Castle,” Pamukkale is somehow a naturally formed site. The carbonate mineral left by thermal spring water is really what makes the place famous. For most of the year, this area seems to keep its temperate climate. That makes it a great place for both tourists and locals alike. The Ancient Greek city Hierapolis was actually built on top of the travertine formation (terrestrial limestone). The formation itself is 8860 feet long, 1970 feet wide, and 525 feet high. This is so large that it can be seen for several miles on the opposite side of the valley. The limestone shimmers and is completely white, all shaped over thousands of years. It is clear nature is sometimes perfect, which is why we feel this is one of the best places to visit before you die.