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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  • We were a little disappointed at the lack of water it was only in the top pools where you could paddle. Still a spectacular sight to see, with a lovely walk all around the top to take in the views. 
    We were a little disappointed at the lack of water it was only in the top pools where you could paddle. Still a spectacular sight to see, with a lovely walk all around the top to take in the views.  more »
  • Pamukkale thermal pools constitute a natural wonder! Great place to experience cold and hot pools, and a unique landscape. 
    Pamukkale thermal pools constitute a natural wonder! Great place to experience cold and hot pools, and a unique landscape.  more »
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  • One of the most spectacular places I've ever seen. It's presence is simply amazing and from all angles. Walking up has to be done on bare feet which is actually very pleasant. The hot springs with the milky turquoise water looks surreal, but my feet were so soft afterwards. Would highly recommend a day trip here and the hot air balloon experience was out of this world!
  • Amazing place ! Easy to drive from Antalya or you can book a tour with the companies. The parking was easy and safe for 15Lira only. I saw the pictures before going but the experience was so much more amazing!! Beautiful white views with blue water, amazing stepping ponds. A bit too crowded mostly in the mid afternoon. its better to go early if you want to get some pictures with less crowd in it. The whole walk up was not too tiring but at some points hard on the foot as you're not allowed to wear shoes on the reserve. Still if you take multiple short breaks, it becomes easier. All in all a 5 star experience ! Totally recommended!

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