Water full of carbonate minerals flow down the side of a mountain and leave white deposits forming the stepped pools of Pamukkale. The area's hot springs attract many visitors to relax and climb the stepped and terraced pools up to the top of the mountain. Once you climb to the top of the pools, you can swim in the hot spring rumored to have healing properties.
The hot springs range in temperature from 95 F to 212 F (35 C to 100 C).
Pamukkale is as old as 2 BC. Pergamum built the city of Hierapolis near the pools.
Pamukkale became a UNESCO site in 1988.
To search for the specific site, use: Pamukkale Travertenleri. Pamukkale is Turkish for cotton castle. Say: pa-muk-ka-lay trav-er-ten-ler-ee
Bring snacks or pack a picnic lunch if you think you will want to eat. Be sure to also bring a towel and your swimsuit as you will most certainly take an opportunity to get into the pools.
What Can I See When Visiting the Pamukkale Travertenleri?
You can see a white, stepped pool of hot springs that flow down a mountain. At the top of the mountain there is a hot pool that I known for its healing properties.
How Long Does it Take to Walk Around the Pamukkale Travertenleri?
It will take at least a half day to climb up the travertine and swim in the hot pool at the top of the mountain.
What Can I Do with Kids at Pamukkale Travertenleri?
Kids can play in the pools. Keep a close eye on them.
Is it Good for Kids and Toddlers?
Kids that enjoy pools would enjoy Pamukkale Travertenleri.
What are the Age Restrictions?
No age restrictions.
However, please respect the beauty and history of the pools. Do not get into the pools that are roped off with restricted access. These pools need time to recuperate from the 2 million visitors received each year.
Where is Pamukkale Travertenleri?
Pamukkale Travertenleri is in the Denizli province in the southwest of Turkey.
How do I get to Pamukkale Travertenleri?
If you fly into the Deniz airport you can take a shuttle to Pamukkale for 50tl.
How Much Are Tickets?
Entrance fee is 50tl to the terraces and 32tl to the pool.
Where Can I Get Tickets?
You can get tickets to the Pamukkale Travertenleri online here.
Details and Map
Open 8am to 9pm.