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Turkey’s Cotton Castle

View of travertine pools in Turkey’s Inner Aegean region.

A paraglider takes in the view of travertine pools in Turkey’s Inner Aegean region in the River Menderes Valley. Pamukkale, or “cotton castle” in Turkish, is famous for its hot springs and enormous white terraces of travertine—shimmering, snow-white limestone—shaped by its calcium-rich springs.

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