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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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A very nice natural heritage to visit

It was worth visiting to the world natural heritage which has a stunning view and creature. Beside, the pools, there are also some scenic spots including ancient odeon nearby... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

It was worth visiting to the world natural heritage which has a stunning view and creature. Beside, the pools, there are also some scenic spots including ancient odeon nearby which are also worth viewing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

For families with young children, you need to walk up the white hill bare feet, shoes in hand or in your backpack. No strollers. We got lucky our preschooler had a long nap on the way in so he was energized and made the climb up with enthusiasm. Lots of puddles and terraces on the way. Once we reached the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A trip to Pammakale is a 'must do' when touring Turkey. The 6 hour return bus trip from our hotel in Selçuk also provided a sight seeing experience of the Turkish landscape. The tour via the local Truva Travel office at the local Otogar was very good value as a package at 120 lira - included lunch and entry fee.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

What is undoubtetly a great natural phenomenon is turned in to a hell on earth by busloads of pink tourist wallowing about to the extent you begin to wonder where the pools have gone. We were here at the very beginning af the season, dread to think what the place is like in the height of it. If scantily clad,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The thermal pools are right close by the Roman attractions and other sites at Pamukkale. Well worth the drive to see and experience this natural healing water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The ascent along the mystical white travertines is quite surreal. Bring sunglasses as the solar glare is extreme. Also watch your children as the walk requires some dizzying close steps along narrow and wet walkways. The water flow is minimal at the moment so most of the pools are bone dry. It is still amazing but I cannot imagine how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

What an amazing sight to approach this pure, white cliff from the distance. You can walk to it from many of the nearby hotels or you can drive and park. Be sure to stroll and see it from all angles. You can even walk the length of the pools downhill, wading as you go,but you are required to remove your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The thermal pools are a must after your walk through the Hierapolis. It is relaxing and an experience to paddle amongst the ruins. It is 32 Turkish Lira to swim there and it covers on one entry and exit of the pools. You cannot get out and have a rest and get back in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We loved the pools, and I certainly don't remember having to pay anything to be in them. I also don't recall that they were crowded. But I can see that one needs to be charged today w/the crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The thermal pools were impressive in scale but were nothing like the pictures. Water only runs through the pools which lead all the way to the bottom and the others are just dry. Not sure if it is just the season. Remember to bring a towel and swim wear if you want to take a dip!

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