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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 12 Attractions in Pamukkale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is something that is just so unique and amazing that you just can't miss it! Also, don't miss the ruins, either! I've never been super into ruins, but these are different. Recommendation: take to trouble to get to the north gate, enter there, and go through the ruins to eventually get to the travertines. Not many people go that... More

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Merced
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We arrived at our hotel at night and knew we were going to Laocidia, so seeing this as we rounded the bend on our way was a complete surprise. One of our friends hike to the top and loved it, being the excerise impaired person that I am, we drove to the top and gazed down. Soaked my feet in... More

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Seattle
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25 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We were there during the Kurban Bayrami, so things likely were a little more disorganized than usual. We took a bus to the town, and supposedly stayed in one of the nicer hotels, neither of which were great. Then we were told that someone would collect us at our hotel the next day, but they weren't sure of the time... More

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fort lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We had been to Kusadasi quite a few times prior to our cruise stop last October. We wanted to do something different than Ephesus. We decided to go to Pamukkale, to see the thermal pools. We contacted Anker Travel who arranged for a guide and driver to pick us up at the dock as soon as got off our ship.... More

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Kanpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A must see . A world heritage site notified by UNESCO the calcite hill and water bodies are a treat to experience.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Pamukkale Thermal Pools certainly are a unique experience! The beautiful "cotton castle" looks like a snow-covered hill, but you will soon discover it's much more unique (and warmer!). It looks as though the thermal waters are constantly being controlled and re-routed to expand and build new pools and ridges, which has given the impression a lot of the pools... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

First expectation when I arrived is this place is widely covered by snow. But it's not! It is actually a mineral rock with a lot of thermal pools here. With great view from above the hill, it is such a very impressive natural thermal pools.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

One of the most unique things you can find across the world! Amazing day out!! Although the travertines are drying out

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Luved the place!! being able to sit in a natural thermal pool with perfect views is a very nice experience! it is a bit crowded though & the pictures are not really representative of The real situation of the pools as many are dried out & others are not accessible! but definitely worth a visit

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

I had never heard of the Terraces before and when our tour guide explained them it did not sound overly interesting but how wrong was I? The Terraces are gorgeous but the best attraction is the ruins. So much hisory, this is the site that Saint Phillipe was executed in AD80. Also there are very well kept ruins of a... More

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