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Pamukkale Thermal Pools

170 km (105 mi) from Selcuk on Rte. E87, Pamukkale, Turkey
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Pamukkale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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Izmir Province, Turkey
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386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

When you look at these pools from the top and from the bottom they look just too beautiful for words. If you have the time and you can do it. I suggest you walk from the bottom up and enjoy the feeling of working over them and walking through the water. It takes about 30 minutes from the bottom to... More

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Leeds
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

No not really- but apparently she was there!! This World Heritage site is vast and in addition to the 'travertines'- the mineralised pools- the ruins being lovingly restored are amazing. Excellent café/shop area- which encloses the so called 'Cleopatra' (?) pool. I went on a Thursday in late September- and although still busy- not overly so. This was part of... More

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Warm clear rich of minerals water, nice feeling, especially if you taking a bath when it's calm outside.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Really beautiful part of Turkey, the terraces are amazing and the walk to them is very interesting. Make sure you take a plastic bag to put your shoes in if you plan to walk on the terrace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I never seen by now such a beautiful place. Is fool of history and it's made by nature. It's a white mountain with water. The thermal pools are delightful: warm water, so many to choose from, pristine water, wonderful views. You need at least 4 hours to appreciate the beauty of Pamukkale nature site anda little bit more if you... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This place is really worth a visit. It is beautiful and amazing! Unfortunately the amount of people walking all over it and the fact that there is less water flow now all contribute to this wonderful place loosing its white colour. The tourism is totally out of hand and rather than let everyone trample the place to bits they should... More

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This place is amazing. How can you describe the cascading white walls of travertine that literally drip down the side of the mountain? Well you can't - not really. You just have to see them for yourself. The thermal pools are delightful: warm water, so many to choose from, pristine water, wonderful views. If I have to give an analogy,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Try to stay within Pamukkale small town so that you have ample time to explore this remarkable nature park. Due to limited hotel rooms, most tour groups stay outside of Pamukkale and spend only 2 hours viewing the awesome cotton castle from the top entrance. Enter from the entrance below the park, you can then remove your shoes to walk... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

visited in September 2014, and this was a trip that was recommended by all and every rep, even our hotel. The journey was very long about 4 to 6 hrs with a stop to dine and buy some refreshments, along with a trip to a stone and marble mill, where you are given vouchers to purchase items made from marble... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

No doubt a world famous site,the white terraces are quite something to behold but sadly more so in the past then now.Our guide explained that in the past there was a disruption to the water flow in effort to supply water to the hotel located nearby. Fortunately the problem has since been contained and brought under strict control; however personally,... More

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