"THE WONDER OF PAMUKKALE" Top 5 Page for this destination Pamukkale by whitecliff62

Pamukkale Travel Guide: 271 reviews and 962 photos

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I remember the first time i visited Pamukkale, it was sunset and this made the place almost glow in the dark, this was an amazing sight to see. The locals call it the cotten castle and has been created natually from calcium rich mineral water which has spilled over the cliff edges and then cooled to create the fantastic sight that you can see today. But with this great tourist attraction comes a very big problem which i notest the second time i visited. The hotels which were built to accompany the visitors wher built far to close to the rock pools and were taking all the water that feeds the pools and therfore they wher starting to dry out and also turning them a horrible grey colour. But i do hear that the situation is slowly improving. The hotels that were destroying Pumakkale have now been demolished or left empty. But it will take years to bring Pumakkale to its former glory and paddling in the rock pools of Pumakkale like my 2 daughters are doing in the photo will not be possible for a few years to come.I WILL RETURN IN 2004

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLD
  • Cons:YOU CAN NO LONGER BATHE IN THE POOLS
  • In a nutshell:BREATHTAKING
  • Last visit to Pamukkale: Aug 1998
  • Intro Updated Jan 7, 2006
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2007 at 1:39 PM

    Pamukale Roman theater looks impressive and in excellent condition. Superb photos!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2006 at 2:03 AM

    Unbridled tourist developments are such a danger to places like this. Good to hear sense is taking over. leyle

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2006 at 5:30 AM

    Very nice page. Interesting facts about one of the treasures of Western Turkey.

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2006 at 2:41 AM

    The other place wich I would like visit. Nice pics :)

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2006 at 3:48 AM

    It's so good to remember this wonderful place. Great tips, Cliff!

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2005 at 12:37 PM

    Would love to visit before it is too late. Good photos and tips. Your daughters are gorgeous.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2005 at 3:12 PM

    Very educational for me. I'm not familiar with Pamukkale. Sounds interesting.

  • mazzap's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2005 at 3:21 PM

    I loved Pamukkale too Cliff! Interesting that taxi's crop up in the warnings and dangers so often on VT!! Marion x.

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2005 at 10:28 AM

    Pamukkale has long been on my dream list. But after seeing your page I want to go there even more! And of course I'd love to visit Hierapolis, as well.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2005 at 12:53 PM

    Fascinating place, Cliff! So sad about the hotels creating chaos with supply of water. Great introductory photo. Good restaurant and hotel tips. Enjoyed seeing post card in travelogue, too.

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