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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nice to see, lots of brilliant history all around but sadly a lot of pillars and artifacts had been taken and used to build the local Mosque. Still worth seeing though.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

as part of a tour of ephesus, it's an interesting addition. But by itself, I wouldn't fly from Istanbul again just to see it. Theres not much left to see but one sad column. As for the library of celsus and the rest of the tour, it was an interesting tour and Im glad i've experienced it.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was once one of The Seven Wonders of the World,must have been a sight to behold in it's day this whole site is surrounded by other historic sites,not much left now due in part to where they the Greeks built it..the only swamp maybe in that part of Turkey and of course earthquakes.Of all the places I've been on... More

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Michigan
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We saw it. Drove right past it. Not much to see. Tours do not tend to stop there. Not much left to see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

I got to say I was a bit disappointed by the site so little to and not very well looked after would give it a miss just can't think of anything good to say

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Caribbean
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Do not come here expecting to see an intact temple. There's only one reconstructed temple pillar with a series of tumbled down ruin stones still on this site. The actual thing is best visualized in your "mind's eyes"

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Originally over 127 columns proud, unfortunately only a few pieces of marble and a single column exist today. Considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, it is fascinating to stand on the site and try and conjure up how majestic it would have looked originally. You only need to spend about 10 minutes at the site, enough... More

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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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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Ottawa
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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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