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The Temple of Artemis (Artemision)

Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #26 of 40 attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We walked to the Temple of Aretmis after visiting the Blue Mosque. It was worth the visit and photo opportunity while we were there, but probably not worth going out of the way to see it. It is easy to say no to the people selling books, cards and souvenirs if you din.'t want to buy anything

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Laurel, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Not much to see here, only a single reconstructed pillar in the middle of a low valley, but definitely worth seeing one of the seven ancient wonders of the world (especially since it is so close to the ruins at Ephesus and Selcuk), and you can get a gorgeous photo of the pillar with the castle, Isa Bey Mosque and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Not alot to see, you really need to to use your mind to think about it used to look like. Worth a quick stop though and it can be added to your list of cool things you have seen - it is one of the wonders of the ancient world, after all. Tip - Ignore the locals trying to sell... More

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you are in Selcuk visiting all that there is to see in this area then don't miss the temple of Artemis. This was once a very large temple for which there is very little left but it is enough to gain a vision of what it once was. There is also one very large stone column which has an... More

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Just the one column and the rest kind of just rubble, a lot of imagination is needed to really appreciate this monument and the vast structure that was , there is a small information board on site to help you with this. the best part for me and others apparently was the large number of terrapins basking on the rocks!

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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

On our ship excursion to Ephesus we stopped for 10 minutes at the Temple of Artemis, once one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Sadly there is just one pillar remaining, so there really isn't much to see here, which is a terrible shame as I can imagine how wonderful the original structure must have been...after all, you... More

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

For some reasons our guide did not bring us here the last time we were in Ephesus. Coming here the second time and had a 10-minute stop was good enough for me to check off one more item on my list. We were warned by our guide of the gypsies trying to sell postcards and books in the area. They... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Good place to reflect upon how all of our major architectural achievements may well some day be just a reconstructed pillar in the middle of a depression half-filled with water with a burgeoning frog population. The poem "Ozymandias" comes to mind - all glory is fleeting. If you're in Selcuk and have 30 minutes to fill, stop by - especially... More

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

There is only one column still standing from this great structure, but it is worth the stop along you way to another location. Cool to stand in the area and imagine what was once there. Takes no more than 5-10 minutes to visit the site.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Temple of Artemis sight, though once it may have been a wonder of the ancient world, today stands as nothing more than a few scattered rocks with a solo column in the middle. Nothing special or noteworthy to see whatsoever. It is however only a 15 minute walk from Ephesus so either before or after Ephesus you can simply... More

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