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Hierapolis, Pamukkale

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
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Explore ancient thermal spas and take a dip yourself at Hierapolis, a World Heritage Site. Originally a thermal spa in 2nd century BCE, the Greek ruins of baths, temples, and monuments are still visible today at Hierapolis. Visit the on-site Hierapolis Archaeology Museum to see tombs, monuments, and ruined theatre artifacts. Nearby Pamukkale is a diverse arrangement of hot springs--some for swimming and some for scenic appreciation. One notable area, sometimes referred to as Cleopatra's swimming pool, features a set of tiered travertines on top of which bright aquamarine water gathers. Arrange to visit Hierapolis and other attractions in Pamukkale using our Pamukkale trip planner.
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  • The integrated complex of Hierapolis & Pamukkale comprises thermal pools (a real wonder of nature) and ruins from the earlier era. 
    The integrated complex of Hierapolis & Pamukkale comprises thermal pools (a real wonder of nature) and ruins from the earlier era.  more »
  • Hierapolis entrance gate and the archeological museum make for an interesting addition to the Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Beware: you must be barefooted when in the pools area and, in addition to being.....  more
    Hierapolis entrance gate and the archeological museum make for an interesting addition to the Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Beware: you must be barefooted when in the pools area and, in addition to being.....  more »
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  • We visited on a group tour and had two and a half hours only, but I would recommend at least half a day if you have time! The ruins are in a very big area, including the martyrdom place of St. Philip. The thermal pools are also fun to wade through, and don't forget to rub on some of the mud sediment and then wash it off!
  • Definitely worth a visit after spending time at the pools below! Some of the features are beautifully restored! Good facilities for tourists as well with bathrooms and restaurants! Could easily spend a couple of hours walking around here.

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