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Recommended for children from the following age groups:
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  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

The limestone terraces in Pamukkale are one of those places that you have to see - not just because they are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

From a distance they look like a glacier or... cotton (though the name of the place translating into "Cotton Castle"). The view is really amazing, and the snow-white terraces are filled with water from hot springs.

Considerable attraction for children is the ability to swim in the hot springs (so bring swimsuits with you, though, and without them can be dealt with - if you are visiting this place in the summer - the sun is drying clothes quickly!). Before entering you need to take off your shoes and walk on the marked trail (the local guards are watching you) from one pool to the next.

You can also (for a fee) take a dip in the nearby Cleopatra Basin, which is located near the parking lot. Apparently the dip in the pool does wonders. We did not try, but the fact is, that the tank surrounded by oleander bushes looks charming.

While visiting the Pamukkale area, you should also see the ruins of Hierapolis - residues of a spa established in the second century BC.


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Denizli, 20280 Pamukkale, Turkey

Opening days and hours:

The hot springs can be used every day from 8:00 to 20:00. In winter, open from 8:00 to 17:00

Tickets adults:
18 TRY
Tickets children:


+90 258 272 2090


Updated on

Thursday, 21 March 2013

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