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Address: Site entry 4 km (21/2 mi) west of Selcuk on Selcuk-Ephesus road, Selcuk, Turkey
Phone Number: 232 892 6402 or 232 892 6940
Description: The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built...
The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built in the 3rd century BC and was later updated by the Romans in the 1st century AD when it had a seating capacity of 25,000.
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Massive open air theater

It can be difficult to understand the scale of this place... you really need to step inside to really appreciate it and fortunately you can. Very impressive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It can be difficult to understand the scale of this place... you really need to step inside to really appreciate it and fortunately you can. Very impressive.

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Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is part of a big picture which is Ephesus. The best of this sort of thing I've ever seen anywhere.

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Spartanburg, SC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an awesome theater. Very impressive today but must have been every day to the local Romans that used it. Just another feat of Roman engineering that they probably took for granted. It looks really huge from the port road and even more so when you go up to the top and look out over avenue towards what used... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is an absolutely stunning open air theatre. It can be seen from the main road but you have to actually go and stand in the theatre (and walk up and down) to truly appreciate what was accomplished when this structure was erected.

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New Delhi, India
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is another example of the expertise with which the Romans built their cities. While we did not climb upto the top, as we have seen many other theatres, this is certainly one of the largest and well preserved ones. The acoustics are amazing and one can see why modern theatres also use this design for their construction. This is... More 

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Caloocan, Caloocan, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Its a very impressive structure inside Ephesus ruins. I would assume it is very nice if you can go up to the top of the theatre looking down.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

That was amazing! No microphone but voice could come out loud. Climbed up to the top is a must ! Great view with breeze, take a sit for a while and there must be someone wanna sing a song.Enjoy ~

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love what I saw... The view and experiencing walking thru the history is such an awe feeling. I'de go back again if I get a chance just to feel it again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The view is best when you climb to the very top of the Theatre. From my impression, it seemed that everyone taking photographs here felt the magic of the theatre, their poses and comments. It was just wow.

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Sursee, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Another stunning location in Ephesus. Make the climb to the top for the unbeatable views, and then sit and enjoy!

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