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About Pamukkale

Pamukkale budget travel offers a mysterious and beautiful destination of natural warm springs, rolling hills, historical sites and fascinating culture, resulting in a one of a kind holiday that is sure to entice and enthrall.

Pamukkale Budget Travel

Below is a list of Pamukkale's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Pammukale Hot Springs

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Airports

Pamukkale airports include:
•Denizli airport (local)
•Atatürk International Airport - Istanbul
•Sabiha Gökçen International Airport - Istanbul

Conservation

Pamukkale conservation is taken very seriously, the snow-white petrified calcite waterfalls are a World Heritage site, and enjoy local protection and international conservation interest. Tourism is limited to certain areas, and the water-quality is constantly monitored.

Culture

Pamukkale culture includes:
•Thermal baths and bathing in the mountain streams
•Local fruit festivals at times of harvest: apples, watermelons, cherries and grapes
•Local music, food and cultural festivals
•Ancient historical ruins and archaeology

Health

Health precautions in Pamukkale include the following:
•There have been some outbreaks of Malaria in certain parts of Turkey
• It is best to avoid tap water, and stick to bottled water
•Vaccinations are essential when travelling to Turkey

Languages

Languages in Pamukkale include:
•Turkish
•English

Malaria

Malaria in Pamukkale:
•The World Health Organization classes the southeast of the country as a malaria risk from May to October.
•The tourist resorts in the west and south west of the country are considered malaria free, however cross-country tourism often takes place, so it is wise to take precautions against malaria
•Visit a doctor or pharmacist if you suspect you may have malaria

Money

Pamukkale money & banking information is as follows:
•Arrange banking needs prior to visiting Pamukkale, as local banks may not have the same facilities as banks in the larger cities.

People

Pamukkale people include:
•Turkish
•Minority groups

Phrase

Some of the Pamukkale local phrases you may try include the following: • Merhaba (Mer-ha-ba) Hello • Gunaydin (guen-eye dhun) Good morning • Evet (Eh-vet) Yes • Hayir (h-eye-uhr) No • Lutfen (lewt-fen) Please

Plants

Pamukkale plants are important to the region as the climate and fertile soils mean that not only do local plant species thrive, but Pamukkale agriculture is celebrated; several fruit festivals take place each year. Pamukkale plants of interest include the ivy-like creepers within caves, and also up to 45 species of flowering plants.

Safety Tips


•Pamukkale is generally a safe part of Turkey for travel
•Petty crime can occur however, especially in the bigger cities
•Scams can occur, especially for single travellers - be on the lookout for suspicious activity
•In very rural areas, stray dogs are common ' while many are tagged and vaccinated, the dogs that do not have tags may pose a rabies risk
•Wild animals such as wild boar, bears and wolves can pose a small threat ' if you come across any animal, walk away slowly and do not ever approach

Transport

Pamukkale transport includes the following options:
•Bus
•Fast ferry (at coast)
•DolmuÅŸ (minibus taxi)
•Train
•Plane

Travel Books

Try the following Turkey travel book reviews, which include mentions of Pamukkale: • Turkey Travel Map by Globetrotter • Lonely Planet Turkey Country Guide by Tom Brosnahan and James Bainbridge • Turkey Insight Guide by Reinhard Bockhorni

What To Buy

What to buy for holidays in Pamukkale:
•Spare batteries for torches and camera
•Guide books, bird books, Turkish phrase books
• Thick socks for hiking boots
• First aid kit for travel purposes
•Large refillable water bottle, or plenty of bottled water

What To Pack

What to pack for safari in Pamukkale:
•Sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
•Comfortable walking shoes plus sandals
•Camera with spare batteries and memory card/film
•Binoculars for bird spotting
•Guide book and phrase book
•Mosquito repellent and first aid kit

When To Go

When to go to Pamukkale:
•Spring and Autumn are generally considered the best times of year to visit Pamukkale, as the days are long, and the weather mild

 

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