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Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

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The Soak: Known as the Sacred Pool, this divine
dip in southwestern Turkey lives up to its name: as you float in spring-fed
water that’s a relatively refreshing 94°F, look up at a cerulean Aegean sky and
down at 2,000-year-old Greek and Roman antiquities scattered on the pool’s
floor.

The Scene: The eye candy here is a panorama of
gleaming white terraces—Pamukkale means “Cotton Castle” in
Turkish—created as flowing water deposited layers of calcium carbonate. Soaking
in these natural pools is no longer allowed, but you can snap photos and then
visit the nearby Roman city of Hierapolis.

When to Go: Year-round, but early fall is
particularly lovely.

World's Coolest Hot Springs

Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

The Soak: Known as the Sacred Pool, this divine
dip in southwestern Turkey lives up to its name: as you float in spring-fed
water that’s a relatively refreshing 94°F, look up at a cerulean Aegean sky and
down at 2,000-year-old Greek and Roman antiquities scattered on the pool’s
floor.

The Scene: The eye candy here is a panorama of
gleaming white terraces—Pamukkale means “Cotton Castle” in
Turkish—created as flowing water deposited layers of calcium carbonate. Soaking
in these natural pools is no longer allowed, but you can snap photos and then
visit the nearby Roman city of Hierapolis.

When to Go: Year-round, but early fall is
particularly lovely.

Art Directors & TRIP/Alamy

World's Coolest Hot Springs

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