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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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Wonderfully preserved roman theatre

An amazing place. Well preserved, very interesting. Well worth a visit if you are in the part of Turkey. I would certainly come back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

An amazing place. Well preserved, very interesting. Well worth a visit if you are in the part of Turkey. I would certainly come back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Still unable to determine which opera or ballet is on which evening, but if you go to www getyourguide com (sorry for the lack of dots but Trip Advisor doesn't allow linking) you will see that Aspendos bookings are available for every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evening from 9th June to 4th July.

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Bradford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

if you like ancient ruins - this is one for you - only it isn't a ruin its complete. don't miss going up the hill on the right hand side of the theatre as at the top of the hill is the old city of aspendos with lots of roman roads and buildings to see

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Cant believe how intact and well kept this and accessible this is. You can look at the carved wall. While we were there 3 Japanese ladies gave an imprompu concert! You can climb up and see the front wall from up hight. Very imposing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have seen quite a few Roman theaters over time, but this is absolutely a very impressive site to visit due to its physical state. We made a walk up on the path next to the gate, which leads to the remains of the old town. Worth doing!

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Lancashire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

20 lira in for adults ( over 12s) however 3lirs for the loo and 10 lira for a drink, 10lira to park. If these were in England there would be ropes and scaffolding and dont touch signs, in some ways its a shame such things arent here however it means you are literally touching them and the carvings and the... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went on a private tour wonderful guide arranged by our travel agent. Very impressive much larger than many ruins I have seen before.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Theater has been restored. But do go up the path around the theater and take a walk uphill to see the rest of the ruins

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was my second time visiting Aspendos, so i was well-aware of the beauty of the theater itself. but the best part of the visit was that we were allowed some free time to go exploring the area. there's a small path on the side of the gate leading up to more castle ruins. it was my favorite part of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is the third of the three main sites round here with Perge and Side. Though not as well excavated as Perge or complete it is well worth a visit. The theatre is amazing and you need a good couple of hours to wander round the site.

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