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The Temple of Artemis (Artemision)

Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #31 of 41 attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

All that stands of this Wonder of the World, is one lone column. Its a pity that what must have been an erstwhile grand structure is in such shambles with no sight of any restoration taking place, may be because its beyond that. So, why I wonder, should it be a "Wonder of the Ancient World", when there's nothing there... More

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Northern VA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Alright, once you reach the "temple", walk across the street to see the actual temple. The temple has an extremely extensive history but the remnants of it are not impressive. If you go to the "Temple of Artemis", a "wonder" of the ancient world, you will be greeted by a reconstructed column. Just take a quick walk across the street... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Since there is but one of the original 128 columns still standing one must try to imagine what this enormous temple looked like. It would have covered a football field and and was not far from the shoreline. Now that shore is long since silted up as is the shoreline of Ephesus. So not a great deal to see here... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

What a shame that all that stands of one of the Seven Wonders is a cobbled-together column. There is little chance that there will ever be any more, but it is hard to pass up the opportunity to see the location of something like this temple. A little more information on the site would make the visit a little more... More

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