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Address: Aspendos, Serik, Turkey
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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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Best kept ruins and theatre

Great photo op at this well preserved site. Its a bit of a drive out of the way though. Roman dressed people for photo ops

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Alond with the Roman Theatre in Orange, Province, France, the most outstanding example of Roman Theatre (NOT Amphitheatre) architecture to have survived. A supreme example of Roman culture.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great photo op at this well preserved site. Its a bit of a drive out of the way though. Roman dressed people for photo ops

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Aberbargoed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wow! So glad we got up early to spend a couple of hours exploring Aspendos amphitheatre and ruins. The early sun made it bearable but the theatre and views were worth getting up for. Walking through a 2000 year old theatre which is still used today made us realise just how much craftsmanship went into building this place, stone carvings... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When you enter the Roman Theater you will be really impressed about how big it is! Most of the tourist just came to see the theater and don't take the time to walk in the ruins of the ancient city, but it was good for me, cause I was alone there and took some amazing photos.It's also not easy to... More 

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Schiedam, Nederland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Although the place has been heavily modified in de 13th century to serve as a Kervansaray (caravan stop), it is now being restored to its former glory as a Roman amphitheater. You can already see some new marble seating in the theater and the glass roof on top of the scene. We waited till it was a bit more quiet... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ok - google maps, rent a car and go ! The kinda place waiting to be in the next James Bond film for its stunning beauty. A must see - very big, impressive, 😀

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place has amazing atmosphere and definitely is worth to visit for a short trip if you are staying at Turkish Riviera. Would be great to visit some concert as well so maybe in the future.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Interesting to visit, even if just to see something Roman that isn't a ruin (although it was "restored" following an earthquake in about the 13th century). It costs 15TL - payment only accepted in Lira, and you only need about 45 mins to see it, although longer if you wish to explore the numerous Roman ruins around it. "Gladiators" grab... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was an great stop as we were driving. It was a 20 lira entrance fee plus we had to pay our driver a little extra for the stop since we were on a tour bus. I know some tours from the theater are like 60 euro. I wouldn't have paid that much to see it.  It was interesting since... More 

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Malacky, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Aspendos theater is not actually ruin, is well preserved and occasionally still used (for example every year in august or september you can visit international opera and ballet festival). You can visit from Side or Antalya (around one hour) or Alanya (around two hours).

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