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 "Near the Mesogis, opposite Laodicea, is Hierapolis, where are hot springs, and the Plutonium, both of which have some singular properties. The water of the springs is so easily consolidated and becomes stone, that if it is conducted through water-courses dams are formed consisting of a single piece of stone."
– Strabo
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Pamukkale is a two-tile impassable Natural Wonder available in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. Cities that own at least one wonder tile receive +1 Amenities Amenity, or +2 Amenities Amenities if an Entertainment Complex is built adjacent to the wonder. Pamukkale also provides a major adjacency bonus to Campus, Theater Square, and Commercial Hub districts.

Each Pamukkale Wonder tile provides Fresh water and +2 Appeal to adjacent tiles.

Discovering Pamukkale grants +1 Era Score, or +3 Score if the player is the first to do so.


Pamukkale is a fantastic Natural Wonder to settle nearby, as this Wonder makes it much easier to get high adjacency bonus for districts, the most notable being the Theater Square which lacks natural map bonuses. It combines particularly well with Australia, as they also get extra adjacency bonus from the Appeal next to Natural Wonder, on top of the bonus of the Wonder itself. This is one Natural Wonder that is worth fighting for no matter what Victory route you are going.

Note that the bonus is given to a city when it gains control one of the wonder's two tiles. This bonus is permanent, so losing control of the wonder tile will not remove the bonus amenities. With careful planning up to 5 nearby cities can get the amenity bonus by swapping control of the Pamukkale tiles. For receiving the extra amenity from an Entertainment Complex (also permanent) the city needs to control one of the wonder tiles when completing the district, otherwise the bonus will not be awarded.

Civilopedia entry[]

The creation of this natural site took place slowly over millennia, each year growing ever so slightly. Calcium carbonate in the spring water thickens and ultimately crystallizes after the water reaches the surface, forming the hard travertine deposits that make up the stalactites, terraces, and “clouds” that stretch for more than a mile.


Civilization VI Wonders [edit]
Wonders AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-Only.pngAngkor Wat1Apadana1Big BenBiosphère1Bolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación R&F-Only.pngChichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãEtemenanki1Forbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge GS-Only.pngGreat Bath GS-Only.pngGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel Barkal1Kilwa Kisiwani R&F-Only.pngKotoku-in R&F-Only.pngMachu Picchu GS-Only.pngMahabodhi TempleMausoleum at Halicarnassus1Meenakshi Temple GS-Only.pngMont St. MichelOracleOrszágház GS-Only.pngOxford UniversityPanama Canal GS-Only.pngPetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty R&F-Only.pngStatue of Zeus1St. Basil's Cathedral R&F-Only.pngStonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal R&F-Only.pngTemple of Artemis R&F-Only.pngTerracotta ArmyTorre de Belém1University of Sankore GS-Only.pngVenetian Arsenal
Natural Wonders Bermuda Triangle1Chocolate Hills GS-Only.pngCliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch R&F-Only.pngEye of the Sahara R&F-Only.pngEyjafjallajökull1Fountain of Youth1Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway1Gobustan GS-Only.pngGreat Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay1Ik-Kil GS-Only.pngKakadu2Lake Retba R&F-Only.pngLysefjord1Mato Tipila GS-Only.pngMatterhorn R&F-Only.pngMount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima R&F-Only.pngMount Vesuvius GS-Only.pngPaïtiti1Pamukkale GS-Only.pngPantanalPinnacles2PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda GS-Only.pngTorres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow R&F-Only.pngUluru1Vinland2YosemiteZhangye Danxia R&F-Only.png
1 Requires a DLC2 Specific scenarios only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.