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The Temple of Artemis (Artemision)

Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #27 of 41 Attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

To be honest, don’t expect anything from this place. It is just one column standing and few rocks next to it. I know it is a place full of history but today there is not much to see. You will spend less than 5 minutes in this place.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

There is nothing much left of this ancient wonder other than a pillar sticking up out of the ground. The area is dirty and over grown. Go with some imagination and a guide with picture books or just include a 5 minute stop over on your way to Ephesus. It would be great if the Turkish government recognised the significance... More

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Long Island, NY
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19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Temple of Artemis must have been a magnificent building in its time. Unfortunately, all that remains of the structure is one solitary pillar. It is just outside of the Ancient Ephesus ruins. If you have time to kill and a vehicle to get there its worth a peek, but I would not make a special trip to see it.... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This visit was included in the Ephesus tour and although not much to see our guide was first class explaining about the marble castle and burial place of the apostle. He even picked red peppercorn from the tree for us. Watch out for the man trying to sell "roman coins" he told us he had stolen them from the museum... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We didn't get a chance to stop by at this place and just saw it by the distance. I just saw one column in the middle of nowhere. It's hard to appreciate it until you know more about it and what it's like before.

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Hoofddorp
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The site itself has little so see, until you have someone who can really make the site alive with a good explanation of what you can see and give you a good historical background. Without this insight, you won't be able grasp the beauty and meaning of this temple site. Access to this site is free of charge.

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Kalmar, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This poor column was in the middle of a dusty fruit garden, and surrounded by a fence. The sign was rusted and bent and not easy to find. This place needs some TLC! You, as a visitor, need some imagination and/or knowledge of what this place IS for it to be enjoyable, but having seen the remnants of what used... More

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

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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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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