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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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Travertine pools

It's a picture perfect sight to behold from a distance as you first arrive in town. This time of the year is best to visit because it's not crowded and the temperature is mild for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The government of Turkey and its tourism industry should both be publicly ASHAMED of ruining this beautiful attraction, while misrepresenting its aesthetics by continuing to use old stock photography. There is almost ZERO water in any travertines at all, and the fraction that do have any contain frigid water. This is because the hotels have been permitted to hoard the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It's a picture perfect sight to behold from a distance as you first arrive in town. This time of the year is best to visit because it's not crowded and the temperature is mild for the trek up and down.There are 3 entrances but we parked at the bottom by the park so we could walk up the travertines and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Definately one of the highlights on my round trip in Lykia in Turkey. I was so fortunately to be able to fly over in a hot air balloon. The weather was perfect and the view stunning. If you get the chance, take it.

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Pamukkale's little pools are made of travertine, deposited by water from the hot springs. After the damages made by the hotels who captured the water and lead to demolish many of them and declare the site a World heritage site, access to terraces and pools has been prohibited. Tourists are walking bare foot on an allowed path. Even not being... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Pros: Plentiful clean restrooms, Hieropolis/ruins included in fee Cons: No water in ANY of the natural pools Tips: Go early for fewer tour groups, go later in afternoon for the sun to be directly on the walls, spend time exploring Hieropolis, Bay-Tur shuttles are convenient and run on a set schedule if you fly in on Pegasus Air. They will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most unique sites and formations of nature in the world! It is an amazing site with an extremely picturesque backdrop for pictures. Do be prepared with your swimming costumes to spend some time in the pools. However, be careful with small kids due to the difficulty of walking up. You cannot walk with shoes here,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

It looks like snow, feels like silt, is rather warm to the touch. The Termal pools - also called The Cotton Terraces, is wort seeing. We regarded them while enjoying a - rather expensive - beer in the open air restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The whole point of coming here, & not disappointed - views as far as the eye can see, plus history, and an incredible natural phenomenon - like white water lilies cascading down the hillside, the thermal pools were nearly lost due to sun cream & road traffic - if you go, please resist the temptation to paddle where you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Thermal Pools are a wonder of the region and worth a dip. The landscape is awe inspiring! An experience not to be missed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

You have to visit Pamukale. It's a beautiful sight of limestone and is filed with one millimeter per year creating an amazing view.

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