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The Temple of Artemis (Artemision)

Address: Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #30 of 44 Attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In comparison to other sites the temple of artemis pales in significance. Despite its reputation there is one sign and essentially a few half exposed rocks. Absolutely nothing to hint of its previous grandeur. Its worth a look if driving past but not enough to make a trip for

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We toured the Temple of Artemis with a professional guide as part of an Ephesus tour. The temple is very interesting if you know the history, otherwise there is not a lot to see. It is free and on the way to Ephesus from Selcuk, so it is worth stopping for the 1/2 hour it takes to walk around. There... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Just know before going to check out the Temple of Artemis that there is hardly anything here (there is only 1 standing column that sadly was placed in its current location for display/viewing purposes). But if it means anything... checking out this temple you can say you have been to one of the seven wonders of the world. The site... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

As others have said, there is only just a single pillar standing. We spent 5 mins here, even with a guide. In my honest opinion, you can cross it off your list in lieu of another site. If you stay nearby, just walk over to take a look. The only plus points of coming here is saying that you have... More 

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plainfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Yes there is not much there, but if your ever in lovely Selcuk, then it is worth your while to wonder over to what use to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Best of all it is free (just watch out for the guys trying to sell you "ancient" coins they "dug up"). It is neat... More 

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Dallas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Yes, this was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. But there's really not much to see here, other than some rubble and one column. It's worth a quick stop because it's interesting and free, and our guide provided a lot of information about what it once was. I'm glad we spent a few minutes here. Just know... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I get it, it is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. But actually if you look around, you will see rocks and only one column. Even when we got down from the bus, we was looking around and was asking each other, what should we see here? This place used to be beautiful, I get it. But... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It's just a bunch of rocks, so don't expect much; but use you imagination and you will be impressed! Plus it is free.

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Weihai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

This was the part of Selcuk that I was most looking forward to. Sadly there is so little remaining that it is left to the imagination to conjure images of what Antipator of Sidon described as the most brilliant of all the ancient wonders. That said, there is so much to see around this area that a visit to Selcuk... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

To visit this site with so much history is magical itis one of the severn wonders of the world part of my tour of turkey included admission in holiday

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