Pamukkale Holidays

At the foot of the travertines, the little town of Pamukkale has numerous small hotels, pensions, restaurants, and such services as shops and bus ticket offices. The town has many small guesthouses and hotel making Pamukkale a pleasant place to spend the night, and many of them have their own small warm mineral water pools.
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  • 9.8
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  • 7.7
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  • 7.2
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Foster City

Pamukkale means cotton castle in Turkish. These white limestone pools were once deposits from the hot spring waters flowing down. There was an ancient city named Hierapolis. One of the must see sights in Turkey.

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Jakarta

Unfortunately this is a place that looks better in picture than reality. It's UNESCO heritage site but it is still being used by public - which makes the place look less interesting as thousands of vacationers flocked into the place to have a dip. Or perhaps I came at the wrong time or season. It's my second time visiting Pamukale, and it's during Summer again. Picture didn't come out nice.

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San Jose

Pamukkale is one of those under-the-radar destinations that isn’t always top of the must-see list. A quick Google search will show you photos of the hot springs, but the search results don’t make it immediately evident that there is a UNESCO World Heritage site (Turkey has 15!) mere steps from the sought-after bathing pools said to have healing properties. Walking through the Hierapolis is slightly reminiscent of Pompeii -- and, no surprise, Italian archaeologists are interested in the ruins here. While I can't blame you for preferring the hot springs, the ruins are a bigger draw for me.

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You can join an organised tour from Yalikavak - it is quite a long day but well worth it. Alternatively you could hire a car and drive - the roads are really good and uncrowded - should take around 4 hours.

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Paranaque

Pamukkale means cotton castle in Turkish. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing. There is an area where we can wade through the thermal healing waters but the rest of the place is off limits to protect the nature. I would like to go back to this place and stay longer.

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Glendale

Pamukkale is absolutely magnificent and I think you may be lucky and miss the swarms of tourism buses. I was there in August and I was overwhelmed and actually uncomfortable with going into the thermal springs with so many people in it. The ancient city of Heiropolis is above Pamukkale which is include in your 20 TL entry fee. This does turn into an all day excursion and there isn't really much else to do in this region/city. Bring water and food with you! There are grocery stores outside the park and please stock up because food and drinks inside the park are expensive and there are no ins and outs. I also recommend getting to the springs as soon as it opens (8 am I believe) so you can have great photo ops and have the place mostly to yourself. You should stay in a pension in that neighborhood. I stayed in Pammukkale Hotel for two nights. It is VERY clean, the owners are sweet, breakfast is included and it's a one minute walk away from the UNESCO sight. Also, I recommend bringing comfortable shoes with you for walking around Heiropolis! Enjoy and take lots of beautiful pictures!

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Halifax

Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. If travelling independently, you can enter the site at the bottom and walk all the way up the deposits, which could take up to an hour, it is an unmissable expereince. Don't forget to allocate a couple of hours to viist the ruins of Hierapolis which are at the top of the site, but often overlooked due to time constraints.

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Bangkok

Amazing when you can see how the nature create themselves till we can touch. What's an amazing scenery.

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The travertines are very beautiful and you can spend a whole day exploring them and the Roman ruins at the top of the site. Group tours are pushed heavily here, but the area is not that big and very easy to do on your own. Even the ruins are marked with information plaques so you really don't need a guide to give you the historical information. However, the town of Pamukkale is purely there for tourists, so don't expect to find any real Turkish culture, do expect to find overpriced, bad quality restaurants and lots of tour buses. Was it worth the 10 hour bus trip from Goreme, and then the 9 hour bus trip back to istanbul? not sure.

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Everett

The waters here are the most amazing I have been in and it is like an Oasis!

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