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Perge

Aksu, Antalya 07110, Turkey
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Ranked #6 of 82 Attractions in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The historical site of Perge, 18 kilometers east of Turkey, holds the vast remains of what was once the most propserous city of the ancient world.... more » Owner description: The historical site of Perge, 18 kilometers east of Turkey, holds the vast remains of what was once the most propserous city of the ancient world. Enter by passing through the arch of the Roman Gate to be greeted by an amphitheater, the Hellenistic Gate (quite well preserved) and richly decorated remains of the city wall and much more. « less
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

The south bath complex is astounding. The use of water and marble must have made Perge a place to behold in its day. Today you still get a feeling for life anciently, and for the wealthy is seemed pretty good. If in Antalya, this is a must see along with Aspendos.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The ruins date back to around 1000 BC and legend has it that that it was founded by 2 Trojan seers fled the siege of their of their home city and sought the solace of a more peaceful land. The theater is large, holding 14,000 people, and has marble reliefs, statues and carvings. However, much of this is in ruins... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This 3000 year old city has a great history with Alexander the Great marching through in 333BC and biblical Paul and his companions passing through in 44AD - 50AD. The ruins of the ancient Greek gate towers (pre Roman who arrived in 188 BC) give an indication of the grandness of the city (although one of the gates is undergoing... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Truth be told, while perge is huge in size and takes a decent amount of time to really walk through and appreciate - alot of the amazing ruins are almost in crumbs and the true beauty of this place is left to the imagination. I wouldnt put it on the top of my list unless you're strapped for time and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A knowlegable guide told us lots about the city and having been to the museum and viewed all the salvaged statues we could picture what a beautiful city it must have been

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Loved this site, took tons of pbotographs, I really wanted to go to Ephesus but refuse to pay for more flights and hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The ruins are greater than I expected. There was ongoing excavations when we visited. One can see how advanced the architecture was at those times, one can see the water piping and heating system for the bath chambers. Fantastic!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Much to explore but avoid the hot part of the day and wear sunscreen! One really learns to admire the Roman architects and engineers!

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Chiba, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We hired a taxi from the resort area of Antalya, and visited this place. Only 30 min. drive and could see beautiful ruin of the Roman Empire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great visit, really surprised with the size of the site and they say only 20% has been exposed so far.....

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