Polat Thermal Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- High-speed internet in room
- Heated pool
- Room service
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... White snow like pools that spill into one another towards the valley bellow. There's a monk getting someone to take his picture taken. Will monk friends back at the monastery be following him on Facebook? Clearly he needs to do more meditation. Maybe he's not a monk. Just an imposter. He's in there with rest of the herd. Or unheard trying to be at least seen. At least he's not giving the hang ten hand signal. We move on towards the rest of the 2,000 year old Roman ruins. ...
... time. There was warm water running over most of the travertine area
Hard to believe, but sometime last century a road was built right across the hillside. You can still see where it was even though it has now been covered with deposits. Visitors are no longer permitted to climb up and down the travertines, but you are able to walk up and down the old road. Some artificial pools have also been created on the road and we had a soak in one ...
... by any standards.
The hill side provides plentiful hot (37C) and cold water which was plumbed like Ephesus. Sadly earthquake destroyed the city and eventually hidden over time by erosion.
The key reason the former city was there was the natural beauty of the white terraces of Pamakkale just below the city. The plentiful water supply which is rich in calcium ...
Put my feet into a tank of water! And the tiny fish swarmed on my feet like your worst nightmare from those "Piranha" movies. They tickled. If you thought about it, it was a little bit scary. So I tried not to think about it. Had to do it once. They also offer the same service for the full body. Absolutely no way I could do that! But .... I now have amazingly smooth and soft feet. Really. Boy, really amazing. ( and they look 10 years ...
... Now I had read before I came that no swimming was allowed. So me, being me, had to ask. ( Very friendly guard.) "Of course. Swim. Swim." ( He didn't have to tell me twice.) And in I went. It was only about 20 inches deep and a little cool at first. And very chalky. But wonderful. So there we were, grinning and doing breaststroke in the pale blue water of the Lime Cascades of Pamukkale. Pretty cool. We had worn our bathers because we were going to the Antique Pool later. But ...