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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  • This is a unique and stunning place, well worth a visit for the incredible travertine pools and the Hierapolis ruins on top. It should be noted, however, that due to heavy damage sustained in the XX.....  more »
  • Definitely worth doing but as others have suggested, don't expect it to be like all of the online pics. It's still beautiful and a wonder that it's naturally created. Try to go early or late to...  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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