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Trip Report The Cotton Castle, Pamukkale

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Many places in the world are vanishing… due to pollution, depletion, deterioration or disasters. For me, I have kept a list of “10 Places to see before they are gone” in my computer drive – kind of a bucket list reminding me to visit these places before they are gone! Some places disappearance may not seem imminent, but you’d never know if they would vanish faster than everyone thinks!

Like Maldives, one of the smallest Asian countries in population and land area, as well as the world’s lowest nation, is sinking by the causes of rising sea level and coral bleaching. The Great Barrier Reef, formed in 8000 years, is expected to remain in less than 100 years due to climate change, serious water pollution, and ocean acidification. Venice is sinking as well… flooding is getting more severe over time, and it will vanish in less than 70 years.

Pollution not only raises sea level but also melt ice. Glacier National Park and the Alps will disappear due to ice loss in less than 40 years. So far I have only seen Venice and Icelandic / Norwegian Glacier – my next target is Taj Mahal, as it may be closing to public due to air pollution and mass tourism.

You are welcome to see the photos http://wp.me/p5Lw9a-di of the Cotton Castle and share your experience!

Travertine Terrace is some of the most unique and recognizable geological formations on Earth. The white, circular shaped limestone is usually lined up layer by layer; they look like a marshmallow, but, in fact, these are hard rocks. Travertine Terrace in Pamukkale – or the “Cotton Castle”, is one of the most iconic tourist spots in Turkey. Sadly, it is also vanishing suffered from mass tourism and overdevelopment. As a recognizable landmark of the country, tourists, sunbathers, hot-spring goers, could visit this natural wonder and dip into the water as they please. Remember, visitors are required to take off their shoes walking on the Terrace. Bring a backpack with you to carry your shoes and a towel to dry off after a day of fun!

http://wp.me/p5Lw9a-di, trip report and more information.

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