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Pamukkale Thermal Pools

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Address: 170 km (105 mi) from Selcuk on Rte. E87, Pamukkale, Turkey

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I cannot say much about this place. Its magical, not like anything i have seen before. Very similar to what you seen in pictures. Its just beautiful. We did not had much time so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I cannot say much about this place. Its magical, not like anything i have seen before. Very similar to what you seen in pictures. Its just beautiful. We did not had much time so could not visit the nearby Hierapolis ruins. We just saw it from the outside and took some pictures.My advice would be to stay a night in... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Very interesting ruines (Heliopolis), very nice and curious place (Pammukale), very nice landscape. The site is very extensiv and worth visit all over the place, because there are areas where few people go are more quiet and with terraces full of water.

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riyadh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Thermal Spring of Pamukkale is truly spectacular.The white cotton castle is so unique that i was indeed mesmerized by its beauty. It looks like they are cotton soft or snow or cloud but they are white calcareus rock.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

highly recommend swimming in the ancient pool at the top. Had a great time. It costs 25 lira and once you go up and visit the ruins and baths are extra 32 lira. They provide lockers with key, refundable 10 lira deposit which unfortunately the attendant didn't want to refund and was very reluctant so he is scamming. Overall the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The thermal pools were cold and contain many tadpoles. The water in the Pamukkale travertines was dwindling.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

While on a 10-day visit to Turkey with a car and driver (OCT 2003), our driver took us to Pamukkale and we thoroughly enjoyed it. From a distance, the white formations gave the illusion you were looking at snow and dripping icicles, but as we got closer, you can see the calcification on the mountain with its white travertine thermal... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

It was nice visiting Pamukkale which in Turkish means "cotton castle" in Turkish. The site is full of natural hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is believed that these hot springs cure many diseases.

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Forres, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Liked the Hot water with bubbles - extraordinary experience swimming over columns etc Didn't like the cost 32TL and the fact that you couldn't get out of the pool to sit on a sun lounger (?) ie once you were in you were in, and that anyone else who hadn't paid could get into the whole pool area

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours hear after a long walk up the lime stone rocks and it was lovely and warm. My son who has dermatitis loved it and it cleared his skin

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We went in April to visit the pools. The weather was a little cool but my children still swam in the waters. We arrived at 10 am to avoid any crowds. There was less water flowing over the manmade pools (the large pools where tourists walk up and down the hill.) than when we left at 3 pm. I can... More 

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