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The Temple of Artemis (Artemision)

Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #29 of 41 attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There isn't much to see here, just a single pillar and there is very little in terms of signage. It was neat to see it, and to think about how old it is. You don't really get a sense of the scale of the pillar (and how large the temple would have been) until you stand next to the pillar... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As the photos and online literature suggests, it's a single pillar remaining from this Ancient Wonder of the World. Stop by early to avoid the tour buses and crowds. Spend 10-15min....tops.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There's nothing left of this ancient world wonder aside from a lone column. Unless you're familiar with the history or have a guide, there's little to experience here. If you're a classics lover like me, make the effort to visit to cross it off your bucket list. If you're not, give more time elsewhere. The Seljuk Castle in the background... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Yes, it's too bad that there isn't much left of it, but if you are in the neighborhood, and you are if you stay in Selcuk for more than a few hours, then why not? Read a bit about the Temple before hand and snap a photo. How many other Wonders of the Ancient World are you gonna see?

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very much to see, but still you can imagine the greatness of a ancient building thru the present excavated ruins.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The history of the Artemis temple is exciting for a history buff like me. And that is why I wanted to visit it. To me honest there is not much to see - on the other hand when you have seen it, you have been at one of the seven ancient wonders of the world - and that might be... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As others have said, not much here. The history is great but you are looking at a lot of rubble...Ten minutes tops.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

An Ancient wonder of the world so we had to visit- The 3rd place on the list and the one I was most looking forward to..Frankly I was a bit let down. All that is left is a reconstructed tower in a ruin that they have let fill with water, a shame that such a wonder has been left to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a very interesting site but with only one standing pillar of what was once a great and indeed one of seven wonders of the ancient world it is too bad that so little is left. It does possess interesting vistas of the Basilica of St. John, the Ottoman fort and a mosque in the background.

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San Francisco, California
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

all though not much is left it is still one of the Wonders of the Ancient World and worth a visit! there is also a pond there with alot of turtles also a great view of the other cights behind the Column!

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