The Dalyan Mud Bath is Turkey's version of the Fountain of Youth. Proponents of the health benefits of mud say that having the substance drying on skin can help reduce wrinkles, while the Sultaniye spring waters feeding the bath are thought to help relieve conditions ranging from sciatica to stomach aches. Whether the mud bath experience makes travelers look 10 years younger is up for debate, but it does offer a fun, messy photo opportunity and a unique experience.
A typical visit begins with lathering sulfur-rich mud all over the skin and allowing it to dry under the Turkish sun. On-site mirrors let mud-covered guests survey the damage (and snap selfies) before rinsing off in a spring water shower.
The mud here is brown and a bit smelly (from the sulfur), so leave the white bathing suits at home.