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Ephesus Theatre

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
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Ranked #5 of 51 things to do in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built in the 3rd century BC...
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Type: Ancient ruins, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 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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Caloocan, Caloocan, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Pamiruru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This probably sticks out in my mind as the most intact and amazing part of Ephesus. The sounds still travels up the seating area, it's huge a quite a sight to see.

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dalyellup wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is an amazing place within the Ephesus about half way in . The theatre is huge and well preserved considering the age. To just seat in the theatre and think about the history of all the people that used it is surreal .

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Van Anda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is one of the most photo opp of Ephesus and one that you can really feel you are a part of. Stand in the middle at the bottom stage and yes your voice does carry throughout the theatre. Most of the upper section is now blocked, not sure why but go up as high as you can for views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

How awesome was it to see this coleseium and think of all the meetings and events which have been held here through the centuries! To think that they have even held some modern day events here is remarkable. It was a great adventure and one I am glad we took!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Walking through the ruins of once was a great Roman city of Ephesus, was so awe inspiring. I was certainly overwhelmed by how vast the ruins were. I ran out of adjectives to describe my feelings. Sitting in the magnificent stadium where the apostle Paul used to preach, I was overcome with indescribable sensations - I drowned in the pool... More 

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