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The Temple of Artemis (Artemision)

Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #28 of 41 Attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was once one of The Seven Wonders of the World,must have been a sight to behold in it's day this whole site is surrounded by other historic sites,not much left now due in part to where they the Greeks built it..the only swamp maybe in that part of Turkey and of course earthquakes.Of all the places I've been on... More

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Michigan
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We saw it. Drove right past it. Not much to see. Tours do not tend to stop there. Not much left to see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

I got to say I was a bit disappointed by the site so little to and not very well looked after would give it a miss just can't think of anything good to say

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Caribbean
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Do not come here expecting to see an intact temple. There's only one reconstructed temple pillar with a series of tumbled down ruin stones still on this site. The actual thing is best visualized in your "mind's eyes"

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