|UNESCO world heritage|
|Type:||Culture / nature|
|Criteria :||iii, iv, vii|
|Reference No .:||485|
|UNESCO region :||Europe and North America|
|History of enrollment|
|Enrollment:||1988 (session 12)|
Pamukkale ( Turkish for cotton castle / Watteburg ) is a natural site in Denizli in southwest Turkey . Pamukkale got its name from the lime sinter terraces , which were created over thousands of years by calcareous thermal springs and are a tourist attraction. The terraces, together with the archaeological site of the ancient Greek city of Hierapolis above them, are on the UNESCO World Heritage List .
The spring water there is saturated with calcium hydrogen carbonate . When it escapes, the drop in pressure causes carbon dioxide to escape , which exceeds the solubility limit of calcium carbonate , which precipitates in the form of travertine . 250 liters of thermal water (approx. 30 ° C) are poured out every second, i.e. H. 21,600 m³ daily. 2.2 g of lime are dissolved in one liter, some of which is excreted; the daily amount could thus reach a maximum of 48 tons, in fact it is significantly less.
- The limestone terraces of Pamukkale
- Entry on the UNESCO World Heritage Center website ( English and French ).
- Video about Pamukkale