Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale

4.4
Must see · 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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  • World famous, and rightly so because this is a fantastic sight. The trouble is it’s fame. It gets very busy. We stayed overnight for an early start and there are few people in our photos. It won’t...  more »
  • We visited the thermal pools late september, we were expecting it to be jam packed after seeing some of the reviews. We arrived about 1130 and yes there were a lot of coaches already there but we...  more »
  • It is okay however not like the pictures at all as you can see in photo below. Quite dirty stone and very slippery. Thermal bath is nice but crowded. If you are travelling over an hour it’s not worth....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Amazing and beautiful pools with light blue water pools with clay. Simply stunning views and experience. These pools are in steps one after the other however the temperature of the pools was bit cold and stones are slippery so one needs to be extra careful . You require the full day to enjoy the thermal pools, ancient pool and the ruins as 2 3 hours are not enough ...do remember to wear glasses
  • Most breathtaking place ever. Be wary of the heat and long walk up to get there, wear flops and then you can remove them once you reach the running springs. It is an uphill walk so perhaps choose a cooler day to go
  • One of the best places I have ever seen.

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