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Address: Selcuk, Turkey
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Not really a lot to see

There is little (or nothing) to see about the Temple of Artemis. Interesting to see since it is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. If you are nearby do pass to see... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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SAO PAULO
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All you see is the site where the temple once stood. A few fragments and that's all.Probably you'll see more of it at the British Museum, in London.

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built by the Romans in the Bronze Age (c. 3300–1200 BC) this temple was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It is in ruins now but well worth a visit. Standing where 5,000 years of history has occurred is quite mind blowing.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is little (or nothing) to see about the Temple of Artemis. Interesting to see since it is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. If you are nearby do pass to see what is left, but do not just go there because of this.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If all you want is to see a depression, and be told that "this is where it was", I guess this destination is okay for you. But having it listed, and being normally expectant of some minimum of structure, visiting this place was unsatisfying. Only one column is left,and at that it looked not original. Our consolation. We were told... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

When so many other sites are huge, this Temple consists of a single column built to honor Artemis and paganism. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world, the area also features a Mosque honoring Islam as well as Christian shrine. Quick to see all 3.

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Thank Jayhawk17
Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I thought that the temple is a huge temple, however, the temple is composed of only 1 column. The most amazing thing from this scenery is that you can see the different religions in this one place symbolized by the Temple of Artemis (paganism), the Mosque (Islam) and the Basilica of St. John (Christianity).

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. However, there isn`t much to see and one can only imagine based on what guide tells or one reads. If you are done with the ancient city of Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary and still have time, do visit this.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Our coach tour took us to this ancient site. As with a lot of history the reality does not equate with expectations. There were enough ruins to get a feel of the original site but for some people the site may be disappointing. Worth a visit if you are in the area but not unless you are a fanatic historian.

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Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I have studied this ancient wonder of the world over the years. I went expecting to see something of what it may have looked like. I was disappointed in the condition of the area, the lack of trails and lack of excavations done. This temple was knocked down and rebuilt a couple of times, much like the rest of the... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Sadly, all that's left of the Temple of Artemis is one lonely column and a few sculptural fragments. It's one of the seven wonders of the ancient world so it's sad to think that something that was once so magnificent has been reduced to this. Being so close to town and free, it's worth making the quick walk just to... More 

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