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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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We found the thermal pools to be incredible, my first impression was that snow had fallen and it was a white wonder land. But it was salt....incredible.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

These pools were ok - there was a lot of green stuff floating in the water and I wonder if this should be filtered out a bit. Also there are lots of big rocks in the water that aren't very deep. Not the best hot pools I've been to but ok.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We found the thermal pools to be incredible, my first impression was that snow had fallen and it was a white wonder land. But it was salt....incredible.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nobody warned us that there is no water in the majority of these pools right now. After spending several hours on a bus from Kusadasi we arrived ready to see the spectacular views we had seen in pictures from the Internet. Instead we found only two of the top pools filled with water (and people) and the rest were bone... More 

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perth western australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Absolute must visit when in Turkey! So glad we changed where we wanted to travel to include a couple of days here. We bussed over from Selcuk for 35 lira, and have stayed directly opposite Pamukkale. Best advice to avoid the large tour groups is to head off early, the park opens at 800 am, and the weather was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It look exactly like the photos and on top of that there is a nice little spot at the top of the hill (3 minutes walk from the thermal pools) called Cleopatras pool. There's food and drinks and the pool itself is wonderful. It's supposed to be the place where Cleopatra would bathe and you can still see the ruins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's a must - i can't find better words to say about this place... You can start a trip from upper gate - there is a shuttle bus which helps to reach the terrances / it's quite a long walk without it... Then you just walk down the hill admiring great views and having fun in the water. Beware -... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Where can I start ? What can I say ? Indeed they have a reason for which the call it the 8th wonder of the world It's breathtaking It's so weird and beautiful You feel you're on another planet What a weird thing Seen many things in my life but nothing like pamukkale Never ever Beautiful As well we went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Its a nice place to enjoy and to experience. Plenty of hot water pools. Go in shorts...as you may be tempted to take a dip.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We went on the excursion organised by Thomson's from our hotel in Marmaris. We initially wanted to go on the 2 day trip including Ephesus but because it was early in the season it didn't run. It was a very long day, starting at around 6am and getting back after 7pm, However, we only got just over 2 hours free... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had always wanting to see Pamukkale - the cliff face of terraced thermal pools in a Turkey. What I was not aware of was that the water in the area is no longer sufficient to keep the pools full - in fact 90% were empty! There were a few pools that had water in them so you could use... More 

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