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The Cotton Castle of Turkey

Written by Sanjana Nayakanti, a grade 6 student

By I Kid You Not , in Did You Know Explained Facts to Know Featured , at April 27, 2021 Tags: , , , , , ,

Written by Sanjana Nayakanti, a grade 6 student

You may know that Turkey, a small beautiful country in Europe, is home  to many beautiful buildings. Today,

I am going to share about one such amazing place, called  Pamukkale, which, when translated in English, means  ‘The Cotton Castle’.

Where is it located?

The Cotton Castle is located in a place called Denizli Province, in the South – Western part of Turkey. This area is known for  mineral deposits and is also a popular tourist destination.

Is it made of cotton?

No, that’s just a name! It’s actually, snow-white limestone, that’s been deposted here over hundreds of years by calcite-rich springs. What happens is that water flows from the mountainside, bringing with it rich mionerals, that get deposited here, making the surfec white. And while this is the scientific truth, there are legends that say that these formations are actually solidified cotton left by giants to dry! – cotton is the main crop in this area.

File:Pamukkale, Turkey.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Also, this is a UNESCO World Heritage site. What does this mean?

UNESCO – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – is an agency of the United Nations that promotes world peace and security through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and culture. A World Heritage Site is one that is declared by UNESCO as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance.

More about the castle

It has around 70 hot springs. Each of them have the temperature ranging from 30 to 100 degrees and is  perfect for soaking in. The Cotton Castle has been used as a natural bathing spot for hundreds of years.

Greeks and Romans had discovered that the water here has countless benefits because of its richness in minerals.

What are the stated benefits of the water?

  • It’s good for skin and eyes
  • Has remedial and mineral properties
  • Remedy for asthma and blood pressure
  • It is relaxing
  • Perfect for curing body pains

Best time to Visit

The best Time to visit this castle is from April to June. The cotton castle is a magical place and you visit Turkey then don’t miss going here.

Where’s Turkey?

File:Turkey on the globe (Europe centered).svg - Wikimedia Commons
File:Turkey map 1.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
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Quiz time - The Cotton Castle

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Where is the Cotton Castle located?

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What is it made of?

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How many hot water springs are there in the Cotton Candy?

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