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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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Beautiful, but manage expectations

Really is a wonderful place to see. I had heavily researched this a lot, so had high expectations of the image I was expecting to see. Many pools have no water in them but don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Really is a wonderful place to see. I had heavily researched this a lot, so had high expectations of the image I was expecting to see. Many pools have no water in them but don't let them disappoint you. You climb up the side of the mountain, as you go up you see pools, one after another, step by step... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

After a few hours of searching the internet and reading about how to visit the pools in the most efficient, and less crowded manner, we succeeded today and want to share the experience and save anyone else going a lot of time and frustration. there are three entrances to the terraces: north, south and town. official hours are 8 a.m.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

One of the greatest places I've visited in turkey. This is a must for everyone. Even if its a very long walk uphill in 40 degrees its worth it! Try to come here in low season since its very crowded here in June/july. When you come to the antique pools on top of pamukkale it becomes very touristy, ex it... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

we went on a day trip to pamukkle and the experience is amazing, walking down the mountain pool to pool. My 1 moan is that it's a long trip from icmeler for the amount of time we were there but I'm still pleased I did it, so I'm giving pamukkle itself 5stars and the journey time 3 stars

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful day out spent in the thermal pools. This place is unbelievable. On first sighting it just looks like snow. The waters are just like a warm milk bath. It is impossible to describe, you just gave to see for yourself. Not a trip for the infirm as there is a lot of walking and up to the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Pamukkale is a wonderful place to visit. The natural beauty is truly impressive. Ample car parking, some with small charge, or roadside for free. Costs 25TL to go up to the top pools and to visit the ruins of Hierapolis. Extra charges apply for the museum and ancient baths. You can bath / paddle in the pools so take swim... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Despite what the brochures advertise, not all the "pools" have water in them at the same time. They release water into different pools at different times. So this results in the tourist crowds all gathering at the one place. So get there early - preferably before 8am. That way you can actually swim (wade) in the pools and be relatively... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I visited Pamukkale for the first time almost 20 years ago, when it still looked like it does on pictures and it was amazing. Since then it changed a lot. Most of the pools are dried out and dirty, the place is overcrowded with tourists and surrounded by overpriced hotels and restaurants, ... In short, Pamukkale is a good example... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Incredibly busy but an amazing place. The roadside parking costs 4 TL and a dodgy man on a scooter pulls up and sells you the genuine parking tickets. If you are unfit the walk up in the searing heat with all the reflected light could be too much for some. Best to change at the top using the changing facilities... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Pamukkale in May, a three generation family trip -- we stayed in Selcuk, rented a car and drove the almost three hours to the site. By the way, it was an easy drive, especially with my son driving! You can see the thermal pools from a distance, they look like banks of snow! The whiteness comes from... More 

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Address: 170 km (105 mi) from Selcuk on Rte. E87, Pamukkale, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Denizli Province  >  Pamukkale

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