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Address: Eskisehir Road | Gordion, Turkey
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Check it out if you have time

If you have the time, check this place out. The burial mound with the cabin thing in it is the best part. The other stuff, such as the ruins of the citadel, were less impressive... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Phillip D
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56 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you have the time, check this place out. The burial mound with the cabin thing in it is the best part. The other stuff, such as the ruins of the citadel, were less impressive. I preferred other Phrygian sights in Turkey, such as Yazilikaya, which is south of Eskisehir.

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Thank Phillip D
Brisbane, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

If you've overlooked this area you have missed an incredible experience. Yes, it's a bit out of the way but well worth the trip. If you get a good guide like we had organised by Istanbul Stopover Tours, you will not be disappointed. You will also see on this trip the incredible tumulus. Unbelievable! The trip to Gordion was combined... More 

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1 Thank AdventB4Dementia
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Unless you are driving through Gordion for other reasons, this place isn't really worth a visit as there is not much to see. If you have limited time in Turkey, then this place would be at the bottom of your list to visit. The burial mound of King Midas is just a big man-made hill. There is nothing to see... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

It is very close capital Ankara.I live very near Tumulus.There is no bus connection from Ankara to Gordion Tumulus.However I can help you for transportation.

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3 Thank DrMusa
Ankara, Turkey
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We almost didn't go to the museum because of the lackluster reviews. I am so glad we did. It was fantastic. The tomb and its relics are from 800 BC and they were mind blowing. The tumuli itself is a large burial mound that survived 2,700 years, the tomb inside it is made of wood. It is simple, but you... More 

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1 Thank hokeypokeyization
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201 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This museum does not accept the MuzeKart, so you end up paying (only 3TL), but they should get into the MuzeKart program like every other museum in Turkey. Museum was full of artifacts, and what I appreciated most -- the signs (in English) actually explained the meaning or symbology of the peices, not just a description of what you were... More 

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3 Thank C130driver
Somerset, England
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502 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Some of our coach tour party did not see the reason for diverting here instead of spending more time in Bursa but it was interesting to see the surrounding countryside with all its mounds. There is an excellent museum across the road from the tomb and the walk into the tomb itself doesn't take that long although it is very... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Tomb is not very interesting, except for the wooden beams. The museum is more interresting, not only what is on the inside--which is rather limited--but the mosiacs on the outside, which I fear many people miss. The area leading to the site was interesing for the various crops, including sugr beets that were being harvested.

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1 Thank DFH10
Victoria, BC
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

On March 31, 2012 my wife and I visited Gordion after renting a car at the Ankara airport the night before. It takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to drive from near the Anatolean Museum of Civilization in Ankara to Gordion if you leave very early in the morning (6:30 AM). Gordion is a threefold site. There is the... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The tomb of King Midas of Gordion is much more mythical than it actually is. It is basically a low man-made hill with a long tunnel leading to the tomb in the center of the hill, and a small local cafe/convenience stop across the road as well as a small museum. The museum has some interesting things, mostly coins and... More 

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