Travel Blogs from Pamukkale, Turkey

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Truck breakdown!, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Truck breakdown!

A travel blog entry by andrew_leesia

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Not much to report today as it was simply a driving day from Oludeniz to Pamukkale. Away from the coast which was dissapointing after a great days swimming, but looking forward to seeing the calcium deposits! The only interesting part of the day was ...

Hieropolis is Here!, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Hieropolis is Here!

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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    Leaving Izmir we headed east for Pamukkale (meaning cotton castle).  Here we toured the ancient Greek and Roman hot springs at Hieropolis in present day Pamukkale.     The city stretches between a colonnaded street, ...

the white clouds of pamukkale, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

the white clouds of pamukkale

A travel blog entry by elizabethg

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Afrodisias, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Afrodisias

A travel blog entry by crismanila77

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... to experience the site without distractions. The tour lasted for a couple of hours, then we were jetted back to our respective hostels. I was picked up at around 5pm, for my overnight bus to Goreme, which is located in Central Turkey (Cappadocia). ...

The Travertines & Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

The Travertines & Hierapolis

A travel blog entry by crismanila77

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I took a three-hour dolmus ride to Pamukkale, which is located in Turkey's Western Anatolia region. Upon arriving, I checked in at the Artemis Yoruk hotel. This was a real gem. I paid 10USD for one private room on the 4th floor overlooking the small town. ...

Here's to Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Here's to Hierapolis

A travel blog entry by smyth

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... ... and boy did we ever luck out.  After an awful day at Efes we could not have asked for a nicer day in Pamukkale!  The sun was shining all day and the temperature has been just great after lots of cold and rain... The travertines may well ...

Pamukkale, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Pamukkale

A travel blog entry by dfdippel

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We were only here for one night but that was all the time we needed as Pammukale is a one show kinda town. What 99% of the people come here for is to see the white cliffs formed by the calcium cabonate deposits from thermal spring water flowing down the ...

Ambush in the Necropolis, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Ambush in the Necropolis

A travel blog entry by josiah.chin

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... by our hostel and dropped the big bags before heading up the street to the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pamukkale Thermal Springs. Walking up the hill into the travertines (the white calcium carbonate that Pamukkale is made of), we were ...

Calcium Terraces and the road to Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Calcium Terraces and the road to Cappadocia

A travel blog entry by kristellelucie

... heads on the bus this morning and lot's of stories from the night before. Our first stop was the Calcium Terraces of Pamukkale. They are Natural forming and have hot springs. They are a brilliant white colour with Crystal water within. The water in the ...

The Cotton Castle, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

The Cotton Castle

A travel blog entry by onedude

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Pamukkale (the cotton castle in Turkish) is the site of hot springs which flow down a hillside. Over the years the hot springs have deposited calcium which has formed into white terraces which look like snow. The ancients discovered the hot springs and ...

White terraces of Pumukkale, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

White terraces of Pumukkale

A travel blog entry by longwayhomenz

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We had a quick 1 night stop at the thermal white terraces of Pamukkale. And we got a free upgrade at our hotel - sweet! We managed to fluke our visit. We didn't realise that there are ruins of an ancient city above the terraces. There was a theatre that ...

Mad world - 6 months in, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Mad world - 6 months in

A travel blog entry by sazkebab

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Song for the first six months: Mad world - Gary Jules "All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for their daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere Their tears are filling up their glasses No expression, no ...

Day 273 - Paradise in Pamukkale, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Day 273 - Paradise in Pamukkale

A travel blog entry by everett.butler

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... in a wide flat swath of valley between two gently sloping hills of green, lay two distinct features that hardly anyone outside of Turkey knows about.  One man made and one carved by the tireless finger of nature.   The first are the ruins of a ...

Hierapolis thermal springs and ruins!, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Hierapolis thermal springs and ruins!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... many visitors who come here to swim in its mineral-rich pools and to see the startling white travertine terraces of nearby Pamukkale. I was out of breath when the popular natural thermal spring pool, littered with fragments of marble columns, was ...

Pamukkale's incredible limestone terraces!, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Pamukkale's incredible limestone terraces!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... it meant…..no time to loose!  On your set, get set..... go…..Michel and I went in the direction of Pamukkale’s spectacular white travertine terraces.  To protect these from damage and staining, we had to take off our shoes, ...

Start of the Big tour, Antalya-Pamukkale, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Start of the Big tour, Antalya-Pamukkale

A travel blog entry by b.mansell11

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Sunday 24 May 2015:  Today after Breakfast, we finished packing our bags, then we took our bags to the lobby where our bus was waiting for the start of the exchange student Big tour. Dominic and I grabbed our bags and went out to the bus, we then ...

Pamukkale, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Pamukkale

A travel blog entry by weixiao

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Another surreal and beautiful landscape. These pools really look like ice but they're not, they're just stone. I was able to explore them at night too which was like walking on the ...

Calcium carbonate beauty, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Calcium carbonate beauty

A travel blog entry by danielfernandez

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... bus from Istanbul to pamukkale, 10 hrs.  Hard to sleep, I'm exausted. Bus served sandwiches and soda.  I make it to Pamukkale Travertines, a place where I thought I was looking at snow in the peak of summer.  The spring water that runs through the ...

Enjoying the Travertines and ruins of Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Enjoying the Travertines and ruins of Hierapolis

A travel blog entry by juliank

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... initially settle on the site, as the calcium rich water has unique healing qualities for skin related ailments.   On arrival in Pamukkale village, I set about finding my hotel. I got lost once again, and then a nice young school girl saw my ...

Hiking the mountain behind Pamukkale's hotel!, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Hiking the mountain behind Pamukkale's hotel!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... "No Rushing"   Oh well…… too late now! Our hotel went by the name “Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal Pamukkale”.  One thing about it, it was gigantic, so gigantic that while exploring it with some of our friends from the ...

Cotton Castle, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Cotton Castle

A travel blog entry by eddieandlynn

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... and we could have enjoyed both sites.  I’m sure this place could be a highlight of one’s journey into this part of Turkey, so we just take our experience and chalk it up to the weather.  We also learned that there are a couple other ...

Ephesus and Pamukkale, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Ephesus and Pamukkale

A travel blog entry by wareameye

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... its day. We get a group photo in front, as well as another in the theatre. After lunch we drive inland to see Pamukkale and its famous limestone pools that have earned the name "The Cotton Castle." Our first stop is Hierapolis, a ruined Roman city ...

Missing the key ingredient, H2O, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Missing the key ingredient, H2O

A travel blog entry by travelbee

... : After about a 3 hour drive from Izmir to Pamukkale we were so happy to finally see the sign stating that we were entering Pamukkale.  This would be the last of our happiness in this town.  This place is so well known and the postcard pictures ...

Ran over our third snake so far!, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Ran over our third snake so far!

A travel blog entry by p45

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... , the calcium and hydrogen carbonate react to create calcium carbonate (also known as travertine) and limestone. This is what gives Pamukkale its whiteness and created the pools. The place is really beautiful and looks kind of like a hill full of snow ...

Dont judge a book by its cover......, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Dont judge a book by its cover......

A travel blog entry by monkeyescapade

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... so keep an open mind and heart. We are pleased and relieved to report the watch miraculously appeared when unpacking in Pamukkale….thank you Allah.  Canefucious says:  Stop putting valuables in safe places and then forgetting where ...

Cotton Castle, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Cotton Castle

A travel blog entry by yoni

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November 8, 2007 Pamukkale, Turkey People have told us that there are more Greek ruins in Turkey than in Greece itself. We don't know if this is true but we saw more ruins again today. This morning our tour takes us to Pamukkale where we see the ruins ...

Ruins and Waterfalls, Pammukale, Turkey travel blog

Ruins and Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by dangabesisaak

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... you hit the top you can put your shoes back on and hit up Hierapolis. Most major tour sites require you to use a Turkey Certified guide ($$) but fortunately this site didn't, so Mustafa, our Imaginative guide that has been with us the whole way, was ...

Ich komme aus Kanada, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Ich komme aus Kanada

A travel blog entry by fatduck

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... where or what it is you will probably recognize it from somewhere. The scene comes from an unique place in Turkey called Pamukkale. The calcium hardness in the water is naturally an astounding 494 parts per million. Over thousands of years this ...

Vanishing Tourist Attraction, Pummakkale, Turkey travel blog

Vanishing Tourist Attraction

A travel blog entry by jill-cam

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I almost couldn't be bothered to write this entry because our tour was about a 3 out of 10. If you google Puummakale, a tourist attraction, you will probably find the most amazing photos of white calcium ponds filled with turquoise blue spring water ...

The sad travertines at Pamukkale, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

The sad travertines at Pamukkale

A travel blog entry by shona77

Arrived in the afternoon to our pension. Had a quick Gozlome, a turkish kind of pancake thing filled with spinich or white cheese or potatoe or your choice of combination ....mmm..(one of my favourite turkish foods) for lunch. Then went to check out the ...

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