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Pamukkale Thermal Pools

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Pamukkale

Much larger site than expected. Drove up to the north entrance, visited the ancient pools (bought the Turkey pass in Istanbul, well worth it), the museums and the travertines... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Much larger site than expected. Drove up to the north entrance, visited the ancient pools (bought the Turkey pass in Istanbul, well worth it), the museums and the travertines. Loads and loads of people as it was a religious holiday but you can still find spots to take pictures with no one in the frame. Water levels were low when... More 

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Koh Tao, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a truly amazing place, but it is a bit of a trek. The views a breathtaking and a great experience to take a dip in the pools.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife visited there on September 18th with the travel guide. I never been such a place like this, it's got the snow looking white stone everywhere. You have a walk to the site with bare foot. It's water contain lots of mineral so it's good for you, you also take a bath on those bath tube in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

amazing natural pools - the colours were indescribable the water was from a thermal spring, fantastic views from the top of the attraction - very busy during the summer

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Boutersem, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

when you see the brochures , it looks nice but as we arrived there all the basins were empty, just a small piece was open for the public and there was some water in , lucky we were passing by and did not sit for hours in a bus to visit this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved swimming in the mineral ancient pools at Pamukkale. It was well deserved swim after walking in the heat around Hierapolis, dipping in & out of the travertines. It is an additional charge of 30 TL, but it is a very unique experience to be swimming around ancient marble columns. We sun baked (dried off) on the free sun... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you look at the pictures on the internet or the many postcards you will see a wonderland of white pools and blue waters. Unfortunately the reality is quite different. The calcium laden springwaters have been diverted to the local hotels, and the few pools that are filled with tap water are not blue, containing dirt and tourists. Really it... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Photographers..take your cameras out and get some portraits done on the thermal pool..We wanted to drench ourself in pool but we didn't plan that well for swimming gear as i had no idea where i was going prior to i arrived here. This place is worth visiting and must be in your bucket list if not already .. Out of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My favorite part about this site was the fact that you could walk on it; the stone is strangely both hard and chalky under your feet, and the water temperature changes almost every step you take. There are (manmade) pools all along the walkway to swim in, but that's where most of the water is. The pools all along the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a hothot day and we had to walk quite a bit through the ancient grave yard to get to the pools of the "Cotton Castle'. I found the history of the city Hierapolis and graves much more interesting than the pools. We could definitely not swim in the pools because it is prohibited. And our pics were never... More 

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