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Address: Selcuk, Turkey
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Not much to see

Except for the crowd of hawkers selling guide books and souvenirs etc. there is not a lot to see at this site. We spent about ten minutes here with our guide explaining some of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not much remains of this magnificent structure sadly, but it is still worth a brief visit if only to see the temple, mosque and castle arrayed in front of you up the hill. A 20 minute stop for a visit and photographs will suffice, the hawkers here are keen to lower their prices for guide books etc so are probably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Only a very short walk out from the town centre of Selcuk, whilst not a lot remains of the ruins, it is still worth having a look. It's free, and you are only greeted by a few local sellers of postcards etc. plus there are geese and tortoises wading about in the mossy waters, both of which we saw.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Except for the crowd of hawkers selling guide books and souvenirs etc. there is not a lot to see at this site. We spent about ten minutes here with our guide explaining some of its history and feeding the dogs.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The temple site is about 1 km from town, and an easy walk to get there. As you enter the site you are greeted by a motley crew of hawkers who won’t take no for an answer. The only surviving relics are damaged and not well displayed. The temple has been looted for centuries, and the materials used in many... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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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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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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