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Pamukkale Thermal Pools

Address: 170 km (105 mi) from Selcuk on Rte. E87, Pamukkale, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Pamukkale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

They look like cotton candy. and despite touching and feeling them, you cant believe they are real. they are just Out of this world! totally worth visiting turkey for this alone. Be careful, can be slippery at places. Wear sunglasses, the reflection can give you a headache

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Sioux City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The travertine terraces are something I needed to experience once in my lifetime. My husband and I made the journey down them one evening in October. They are beautiful, and I would not have wanted to miss the experience. However, when asked what he remembers, my husband says, "Having to walk down barefoot is not very pleasant. It hurt." I... More 

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Victor Harbor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

After wandering around the ruins of Heiropolis, and visiting the museum, we spent an hour relaxing in the thermal pools. The water is lovely and warm, and the surroundings rather attractive. Facilities for showering afterwards were good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The ruins are nice. Paying the extra 32TL to swim in the Thermal pools with the ruins in them was worth it and the water was lovely (getting out not so much). The walk down the terraces with the included pools was spectacular at sunset but a lot of the lower pools were cold so if there in winter would... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A must visit location combined with the Hierapolis tour in Pamukkale. The water is wonderful to lay in & walk thru & is free of charge. You are not allowed to have shoes on when walking on the travertines. When walking on the travertines, stay on the white areas only & stay where the hot water is flowing freely. Non... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Hi Guys, One and only place like this in the world! Extremely beautiful. Don't believe in the comments that you can't bath in them - YOU CAN! Chose first one from the top - water is the warmest. Leave your clothes on natural shelves in the wall next to it and lay in. Those are 400mm deep so you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place absolutely must be on everyone's bucket list. It is an alien landscape that's a real treat for the eyes. I've never seen anything like it. It was a combination of vibrant blues and luminous whites. The location is a photographer's dream. It would still be worth visiting if the only thing to see were the blue crystallised salt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The view was just amazing, nothing I've ever seen anywhere before, it's just a phenomenal nature thing. I guess it would be better to go during summer, but even in winter the water that runs down is still warm!

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vancouver bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We spent a full day here (you'll need a full day to do it justice). It is visually amazing. Bring sun glasses, it is very bright; hat, sunscreen, water (there are shops up top) and grit your teeth. My mum and I found it very difficult on our feet (you have to remove your footwear - no shoes/sandals/socks to walk... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

travelled with my both boys who absolutely loved the entire experience, took hundreds of photos and regularly reminds us every moment spent there. Will surely go back one day.

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