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Cappadocia Turkey: which town as a base to explore the region? Pamukkale still worth seeing?

Cappadocia Turkey: which town as a base to explore the region? Pamukkale still worth seeing?

Jun 20th, 2007, 01:48 PM
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Hi Ms Adventure...I'm sorry if my post wasn't clear about the balloons. It's not that the other balloons we observed didn't *travel*--but they stayed over a plain for the whole time while we went in and out of various valleys. It seemed pretty clear that we got a wider variety of scenery doing so. But who knows, maybe the day I went was an aberration, it's certainly possible!
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Jun 20th, 2007, 01:59 PM
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Now another question:

Is it possible to travel from Bodrum to Cappadocia in one day (bus)? I can't seem to be able to find information on bus website.

I do plan to travel in a triangle: Istanbul to Bodrum (2 nights) - to Cappadocia (3 nights) - Istanbul (3 nights).

From Istanbul to Bodrum at first I was planning to take a ferry (Denizline), but on closer look the ferry doesn't run till July. So I'll have to fly from istanbul to Bodrum - bus to Cappadocia, then fly back to Istanbul.
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Jun 20th, 2007, 10:24 PM
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When I was in Pamukkale two summers ago, they were building a big spa/pool complex at the base of the travertines. It looked like it will be nice when it's completed.

They have eliminated all the hotels that were built at the top in an effort to improve the water flow and preserve the pools.

I'm wondering if they are going to take down most of that old "motel style" building around the "sacred pool" as well. Who knows.

They have an irrigation system set up on the top of the hill and they re-route the water from pool to pool to keep them all built up. It means however that only a portion of them are ever full anymore. It's still cool looking though.

You can either drive up past the Necropolis of Hieropolis (really interesting) or start at the bottom and hike up the hill. You can't wear shoes while you hike up, but you can wear socks, so bring some. The lime deposits are kind of sharp on the feet.
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