Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale

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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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  • Lovely place. Nice views. Nice alleys for walking. The cleopatra pool can be skipped. You can go around the pool without paying. Just to go inside of the exact pool you have to pay. The terraces... 
    Lovely place. Nice views. Nice alleys for walking. The cleopatra pool can be skipped. You can go around the pool without paying. Just to go inside of the exact pool you have to pay. The terraces...  more »
  • Amazing site. Really interesting with the travertine pools and the white cascade of rock formation. That and the ruins which were vast and some in very good condition like the amphitheater. Finished.....  more
    Amazing site. Really interesting with the travertine pools and the white cascade of rock formation. That and the ruins which were vast and some in very good condition like the amphitheater. Finished.....  more »
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  • It's a beautiful and unique place. Expect the crowds and consider timing of visit if you want to escape them. Sunset is lovely, especially from the theatre (the ruins). Closes at 8pm so you have plenty of time to work your way down as it gets dark and the path is well lit.
  • Very unique and definitely worth a visit if you have the chance. It is possible to swim in some of them if interested. Once you reach the top you can continue to walk around the Roman ruins in the area before heading back down. You need to remove your shoes and walk barefoot on the limestone so its better to bring a bag to put the shoes.

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