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Address: Aspendos, Serik, Turkey
Description: The best-known attraction among the ruins of Aspendos is the great...
The best-known attraction among the ruins of Aspendos is the great theater, an amazingly well preserved vestige of Roman architecture that may be as impressive as Rome's own Colosseum.
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Perge, Aspendos and Manavgat Waterfalls Day Tour from Antalya

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An absolutely wonderful theatre, nearly 2,000 yrs old and still being used today with shows being seen by capacity crowds of 15,000. This is the best part of the site. Other ruins... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

An absolutely wonderful theatre, nearly 2,000 yrs old and still being used today with shows being seen by capacity crowds of 15,000. This is the best part of the site. Other ruins there need your imagination but good to visit, very close to Perge.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We have seen many pictures before we went there, but it was magnificent. Definitely, the theater has been 'polished' because people are still using it now. However, when you stand either in the center stage of the theater or at the top of the theater, you will recognize the beauty of this structure, not mention it was built almost 1900... More 

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footscray west
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First stop along the road about 2 min before arriving at the Aspendos Ruins to see the remains of an old aqueduct. Then, go and take in the majesty of the theater. It is not the biggest in Turkey or in the most picturesque location but is one of the nicest and best preserved. The typical bus tour often only... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Found this place stunning. So big and so intact - really enjoyed being left to explore this wonderful place.

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Kelowna, Canada
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is the best amphitheatre that you will see in Turkey. Well worth the stop. Keep in mind that it is also a tourist trap: Parking - 10 TL Entry - 20 TL per Person W/C - 1 TL Take a picture of the camel - 1 Euro Take a picture with the soldier inside - ?? Very touristy. We... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The least ruined antic theater, ever. Has magic ambience, and is surrounded by ruins of the ancient city itself.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Twenty lira to get in, and a hot walk in the sun, but great for photo opportunities and for history buffs

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Brilliant. great experience would love to go back and actually see a show there.The place has a great feel about it .

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you are interested in past culture, Aspendos (known with its local name Belkiz) is definitely for you. Although not comparable to the amazing ruin town of Ephesus, it is worth spending an hour or so to see this Roman amphitheatre, famous for being the best-preserved building of its kind, possibly world-wide. It was built in the 2nd century A.D.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Our whole tour stopped just inside the entrance and said wow. It was an amazing sight to see this huge Roman amphitheatre. Just imagining how it would have been in its heyday was easy with the beautiful arena and clever restoration. I would have travelled to Turkey just to see this.

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