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Pamukkale Thermal Pools

Address: 170 km (105 mi) from Selcuk on Rte. E87, Pamukkale, Turkey
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Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Pamukkale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pamukkale travertines are worth a visit. It was freezing cold but we managed to climb to the top and enjoy the hot springs. do not miss the bath (yes Ur allowed to swim in it and it's open till 4.30 pm, so do carry Ur swim suits). U have to plan to be able to check out all the ruins... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

An amazing and surprising place to find. From a distance it looks like an enormous iceberg. The white limestone terraces are a wonderful sight as are the archeological remains. Well worth a visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We scheduled a visit to Pamukkale at the very last minute... and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Turkey! Make sure to allow plenty of time to tour the surreal pools as well as the archeological site at the top. Don't miss it!!

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It is a magical experience, climb the hill with your bare foot with that sightseeing is exceptional. Nevertheless is not well recommended to go during cold days cause you will not enjoy it as well since it is like walk on the ice. But even though is a 'it place' to visit in Turkey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A unique place of ultra white in an otherwise green and brown landscape. The water is great for tired feet.

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Alresford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

One of the best attractions you can see in Turkey , best time is when sun shines on it , only problem is the amount of coaches

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The cotton castle as it is called has limestone formations which look like snow. The water filled in these limestone formations is warm in some areas. The view from these pools is amazing. We were there at sunset and the orange rays reflecting on the pools was a sight worth seeing.

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Postojna, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Walking barefoot on this rocks full of water and throwing white sand to each other was one of the best experiences so far! You can even lay in it just like in jacuzzi :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This isn't one place you would want to miss. Apart from a high exotic index, the formations are so beautifully placed as to almost appear man made. It is a novel experience to swim and bath in the hot water from the spring. Crowds in the area and fellow swimmers add a feeling of carnival to the place. the cascade... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visited Turkey with friends and decided to go to Pamukkale thermal pools and totally found it worth it. We loved splashing around in the pools, as well as sitting on thousand-year-old colums at the top in the hot springs.

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