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The Temple of Artemis (Artemision)

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Address: Selcuk, Turkey

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The temple is almost entire ruined, unfortunately a little has left. But definitely it is still beautiful and nice to imagine on how gorgeous it was considering that it was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

It was nice to visit this site of the Temple of Artemis. Looks like Artemis was highly revered in Ephesus. According to Biblical History found in Acts 19:23-41, "“About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there. He... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The temple is almost entire ruined, unfortunately a little has left. But definitely it is still beautiful and nice to imagine on how gorgeous it was considering that it was already considered one of the seven beauties of the world

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This column is really the only item of substance so imagination is very important. Other stones are visible and it is situated in a grassy/dried mud/muddy area. Our Guide brought us here for all of 10 minutes - during which time we were a sitting target for souvenir sellers waiting in their battered cars! However the postcards were cheap and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you dont like the history, I suggest you to not come to this temple. The ruin was over, I mean almost all parts of the building were destroyed. You can picture a small pond inside it. The remaining was a column with the storks above it.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Artemis Temple has little left standing but what there is dwarfs you worth having your picture next to them to appreciate the magnitude of the place.there are some gorgeous views with the fallen stone and a feeling of Grandeur in the ruins. There is a walk up the hill behind the Temple to get a better view (and photos) but... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

it's not much left but since I wanted to see everything in Ephesus it's surely worth visiting in my opinion. It's really up to it the individual.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went here after Ephesus and really don't bother there is one pillar left and instead you're hassled by locals selling souvenirs. We stayed for 5 mins max !

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Sioux City, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If this Temple was not on the way to Ephesus, and I hadn't taken a wrong turn, it wouldn't have been worth turning around to see. Maybe this feeling would be different if so many other ruins didn't vie for attention. If you have more time that you know what to do with, see this site. If not, I would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In comparison to other sites the temple of artemis pales in significance. Despite its reputation there is one sign and essentially a few half exposed rocks. Absolutely nothing to hint of its previous grandeur. Its worth a look if driving past but not enough to make a trip for

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We toured the Temple of Artemis with a professional guide as part of an Ephesus tour. The temple is very interesting if you know the history, otherwise there is not a lot to see. It is free and on the way to Ephesus from Selcuk, so it is worth stopping for the 1/2 hour it takes to walk around. There... More 

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