There is no shortage of amazement when you’re introduced to yet another astounding feat of nature, because nature is always coming up with ways to persevere. Often, nature creates some of the most precious stones, metals, and jewels just by being itself, compressing and heating and constantly shifting.
One such shining example of nature just doing what it does is Pamukkale, found in southwestern Turkey. The name Pamukkale translates to English as “cotton castle,” and no name has ever been more fitting. Located in Turkey’s inner Aegean region in the River Menderas valley, this natural wonder is in a constant state of change due to the natural processes that formed it in the first place. Made up of travertine terraces, the pools are incessantly filled from an abundance of the city’s hot springs, gradually making their way down the valley and leaving a masterpiece behind. Travertine is formed by carbonate minerals in the spring water, where it has accumulated for thousands of years, with the end of each flow creating a new pool endlessly throughout time. Check out this stunning footage of a little jewel that nature created in Turkey.
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