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Pamukkale, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a geology person this is an incredible site. It's similar to Minerva Springs in Yellowstone. There are massive calcite travertine dams near the ruins of Hieropolis, an ancient spa city. The white terraces are full of warm, mineral-rich water. Visitors are able to walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margot G
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Pamukkale Thermal pools is just a pleasure to visit and the water so lovely refreshing to enjoy. Take time out when in the area to go visiting this special site.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Its a nice deposit of calcium on a hilly area, giving a look of snow. The spring from where the water is coming is hot and so in winter season its a nice combo. Do take some towel along if you intend to bath or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank abdulmuqtadirabbasi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This natural cotton castle mountain with taverns full of natural thermal water is a magical place that is unique in the world.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ashraf S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go to Turkey, this place is a must visit, (along with Ephesus and Cappadocia). We visited the place (self tour), taking an early morning flight from Istanbul to Denizli. Then we took a minibus from the airport to Pamukkale town. The bus stop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leo231_2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and overwhelming view at the first glance, especially for someone like me who had never seen a travertine earlier, nor was aware of the concept Makes for some great pictures On the downside, terribly crowded and messy Also took over 3 hours by road...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shruti G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like most people saw pictures online and decided I had to go here. However, after hearing mixed reviews, I was hesitant to make the out of the way journey. But I'm very glad we made the trip. I agree with the posts that say...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Pamukkale Travertines recently, saw there was several thermal pools for the tourists but there was a large portion of the pools were dry and parched . Heard from my guide that the water source is being controlled as some hotels tried to divert...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Raratraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Famously known as the cotton castle, the kids and I had so much fun! The views are amazing and the water temperature range from warm to icy cold!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wleo51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited these pools many years ago when there was lots of water in all the pools, it wasn't commercialised and was free to enter all the pools. Unfortunately too much water is being syphoned off by hotels and the pools are a shadow...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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2 December 2018|
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Response from devanand s | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Pammukale is a very nice place to visit and is worth for your memory. Yes, the water is not full and is normal cold water. You can feel the warm water at thermal water pools which are there in all thermal hotels which... More
2 December 2018|
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Response from Diseree D | Reviewed this property |
The ancient ruins site is called Hieropolis. Pamukkale is the white calcium runoff that you see in pictures. They control the flow of water and you can wade in the pools - not necessarily swim (it's not that deep). This... More
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15 October 2018|
Response from jackie123274 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , We visited last thursday ... There are changing facilities and lockers available .. these are located in the Roman Baths -- once you get to the thermal pools - follow the pathway past the museum and you will come to... More