Thermal pools at Pamukkale, Turkey

Thermal pools at Pamukkale, Turkey

The thermal pools at Pamukkale, Turkey are hot springs that are simply out of this world. An aerial view allows us to have a great view of this wonder. These mineral springs are set on travertine terraces that have built up over millennia by limestone deposits left behind by running water.

It is really a great site to look at and definitively to bathe in and experience the warm waters of the hot springs. If you are visiting but do not feel the need for a plunge, you can also visit the well-preserved ruins of Hierapolis, a Greco-Roman city.

The minerals contained in the springs are said to have healing powers. Although this aspect has not been proven scientifically, it remains a truly amazing place to visit. 

How to Get There

There are three entrances to the terraces. The most scenic of the entrances is by way of the Pamukkale town. You have to walk to the travertines for 20-30 minutes in your bare feet. 

To get to Pamukkale, you need to travel by bus from the closest town, Denizli. There are frequent minibuses running from and to the pools. 

The Experience

This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. It can get crowded, so it is advisable for you to get there early, or you will have to share your pool with hundreds of others. When you get to the site, you simply walk down to the terraces. You will not be allowed you to access the terraces wearing shoes.

The best way to experience the pools with no crowds is to spend the night in the Pamukkale village, which is quite an experience in itself. 

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