Photo courtesy of Wise Monkeys Abroad
Where In the World?
Those people are not swimming/bathing in a frigid stream of water and that is neither snow nor ice. Rather, those people are enjoying warm waters that no doubt spring from one of the 17 hot springs in the area. The white you see is travertine which is formed from calcium carbonate which is released from the water. Do you know where these incredible travertine pools and terraces are located? Here are some clues to help you guess the location:
- The name of this location translates to “cotton castle.”
- This ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine site was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988.
- The country where this is located straddles the East and the West.
- The highest point in this country is Mount Ararat at 16,854 feet.
- If you like Nutella, you can thank this country. 75% of all hazelnuts are grown in this country.
Think you know where the Wise Monkeys Abroad took the photo above? You can check your answer and read about their experience at these pools by clicking here.