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Pamukkale is in Aegean Turkey.
Denizli being the closest transportation hub, there are busses to it from several cities in Turkey. From here on see below. There's also the train option: Denizli gets a train from Istanbul at least once a day. It leaves from Istanbul's Haydarpasha railwaystation (at the asian side of the Bosporus) at around 20.00 and you arrive at about 9.00 the next morning.
The 12000 seat Roman theater should not be missed.
You can walk down barefooted in the waterfalls from the village on top. The place is crowded when the tour-buses arrive. If you stay at one of the small pensions they might give you a tour of the ruins and travertines at night. It is worth seeing the remains of the ancient city of Aphrodisias. You can rent a van to get there. Also there are thermal baths at the top of the travertine pools and the ancient city of Hierapolis with a great Amphytheatre. Of moderate interest might be Denizli it's a bit dull but there's a lively market.
You should try turkish national drink called Ayran, which is very healthy. It is an aquired tast though.
There are small family-run pensions at the village south of the travertines. Most have swimming-pools filled with the warm greenish milky water from the travertines. They also offer very delicious Turkish food.