Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale

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World heritage site · Hot Spring · Nature / Park
Take a dip in the mineral-rich waters of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, a World Heritage Site with terraces and hot springs that have retained their beauty over millenia. People have been bathing in these pools and embracing their purported health benefits for thousands of years. Visit the site to see for yourself why its name literally means "cotton castle." Explore the white terraces formed from sedimentary rock deposits of hot springs and bathe in their waters. Arrange to visit Pamukkale Thermal Pools and other attractions in Pamukkale using our Pamukkale trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • I was there 10 years ago and the pools up top were all full and beautiful. So much is dried up Now and what fake pools they have are filled with tourists in bathing suits taking pictures of...  more »
  • Place was nice, not like the photos with the blue water etc it was dry and crowded but still pretty. There is only 1 way down and back up you are allowed to walk,you have to take off your shoes for...  more »
  • Beautiful park. Be careful...if you walk up the face of the mountain, you will either have to walk back down the face of the mountain or take a taxi down the back side. The entrances and exits are not very well advertised.
  • It was an amazing experience, picturesque as beautiful as is on pictures. It's definitely an experience not to miss should you be in Turkey. Some bits of the tavertine terraces built up by limestone deposits does hurt your feet, but well worth the experience. The stalls on top are not great but good for quick snacks albeit a bit expensive for what it is. The Hierapolis town with Roman ruins and amphitheater is also a must see. The downside is wherever you leave your car - up or bottom of the pool; you'll need to walk back to it, which is not as pleasurable after you've done a long walk. Thermal pool to swim-in at the top did not look great but might be good when it's really hot.

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