Travel Blogs from Pamukkale, Turkey

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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Beer price negotiation! And old ruins 'n' that..., Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Beer price negotiation! And old ruins 'n' that...

A travel blog entry by wallsy

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... out, we didn't need to! With some cunning stuffing and a bit of rearranging we were good to go. Blanche just keeps on giving... Pamukkale was the plan, where there are more old, Roman (maybe?) ruins and a bunch of big calcium steps... simple. We got there ...

The Road to Pamukkale, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

The Road to Pamukkale

A travel blog entry by gibbslocates

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... him for the fine driving. I wish him luck on the return journey, he'll be needing it. We then decide to have a quick walk around Pamukkale, most places have shut for the night but we manage to get a pizza at a place that's about to close. we head back to ...

Pamukkale and Aphrodisias, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Pamukkale and Aphrodisias

A travel blog entry by shandst

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Our stay at Pamakkale was in the Lycus river Hotel, a huge complex with natural thermal baths and pools. After a couple of days on the road, spending some time in the thermal baths was refreshing and ...

Pamukkale - Calcium County, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Pamukkale - Calcium County

A travel blog entry by adrianmurray

Pamukkale is a small town with a big secret - when you arrive at night. When it is dark, such as when the bus pulled in, there ain't much to see or do. Except lie on Turkish cushions eating doner and superb stuffed peppers, chatting to a fine bunch of ...

PAMUKKALE TURKEY GETTING THERE., Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

PAMUKKALE TURKEY GETTING THERE.

A travel blog entry by dancejill

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... men from the US and we chat with what they have seen and done here.. If you go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamukkale there are some interesting facts about Pamukkale's recent history and when it became a World Heritage Site, go down to Tourist ...

The Ancient Ruins of Aphrodisias, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

The Ancient Ruins of Aphrodisias

A travel blog entry by koppers

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... to the stage, our time in Aphrodisias was nearly up, which meant it was time to begin the trek back to our minibus. A short time later, we were, as Willy says, on the road again, heading towards Pamukkale and its famous white travertines.   ...

A dinner's stampede, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

A dinner's stampede

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... to my room fully exhausted of this very long but otherwise, fantastic day! Statistics for the day: Total Km:    Antalya to Pamukkale:  260 Km Total time:   Antalya to Pamukkale:  5 hours Monique   :-) ...

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 ...

A Day of Ancient Towns, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

A Day of Ancient Towns

A travel blog entry by brookeandchris

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... our tour of Ephesus this morning, the most interesting part of our visit here was definitely the travertines. The name Pamukkale actually means “cotton castle,” which is fitting once you see the travertines. The travertines are limestone ...

Terraces, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Terraces

A travel blog entry by mattandnicole

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We headed off with 2 lovely girls, who were teachers from Brisbane now based in London to Pamukkale. The guide books say that Pamukkale has lost a lot of it's charm, and that the postcard pics of years gone by are not possible any more. So, we had ...

A Cotton Castle in the Mountains, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

A Cotton Castle in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by koppers

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... Castle" in Turkish, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its beautiful and unique white terraces. The terraces at Pamukkale are made of travertine, which is a limestone deposit that colors the terraces white.  The travertines here are filled ...

Turkey - Pamukkale, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

Turkey - Pamukkale

A travel blog entry by 70onabike

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Mark Pamukkale is a snowy mass of rock! With a few pools of water thrown in it looked pretty inviting... although the swimming pool at our campsite was a much better swim with the same water. Locals pay 18 Lira (16 AUD) for a swim in some "ancient baths", ...

The Ruins of Hierapolis & The White Travertines, Pamukkale, Turkey travel blog

The Ruins of Hierapolis & The White Travertines

A travel blog entry by koppers

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... was relatively small numbers, but by the 1980s and 1990s, there were loads of locals and tourists taking advantage of Pamukkale's healing waters. This increase, coupled with the extra drain on resources caused by the construction of some new hotels built ...

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