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Troy (Truva)

Address: 32 km (20 mi) south of Canakkale; | follow signs from Rte. E87, Canakkale, Turkey
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Canakkale
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Battlefields, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Site of the heroic siege in in Homer's Iliad, Troy (Truva in Turkish...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Battlefields, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Site of the heroic siege in in Homer's Iliad, Troy (Truva in Turkish, Ilion in Greek) was excavated in the 1870s by Heinrich Schliemann. He uncovered civilizations dating back 5,000 years, including best-preserved Roman architecture. Explanatory materials at the site are limited, so visitors should bring a good history text or hire a guide.
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Tokyo, Japan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Well, allegedly this is the fabled city of Troy. Only for that reason could one justify a stop here. There isn't much left of the ancient city, so don't get your hopes up too much. There is a "replica" of the horse, but I think it's mainly there for children. You can climb it and get inside, but again it's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I've always had that fascination towards history and Troy was one of them. I paid for a day tour from Istanbul to get here (10 hours journey return) to see the remains (more like rubbles) and the horse. We spent probably less than 1hr 45 minutes in Troia before we were driven back on the long journey back to Istanbul.... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was awesome to visit this famous, legendary historic site, but the site itself was not that interesting. You can climb into the wooden horse there, but i was told by the locals the real one was actually look more like the one you see in the movie "Troy", cause it was made with ship wood strips. On the river... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

An interesting history finding to know and see. The view from the highest point is also great although it was quite chilly when I was there. We still managed to have great pictures captured.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We travelled to Troy on a guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The area is steeped in history in terms of archaeological value and interesting stories. The ruins have numerous signs that adequately describe the various features displayed, as such it would be more than fine to do without a guide. On a side note my partner managed to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Once you step into this historical site, you will not miss the gigantic and infamous wooden horse. This place is best known for being the forcus of the Trojan War. But, some how certain areas of the site may be a little "unnatural". There are some cute squirrels running around too. I think the site is quite well maintained.

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Çanakkale, Çanakkale, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It's worth seeing because it's Troy, but you'd be better off spending your day in Assos where there are Greek Temples. There is much to the remains.

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We had a fantastic experience at Troy but from other reviews it appears that people are going expecting to be greeted by Brad Pitt. This is an ancient site and the mock-up of the wooden horse is exactly that. It isn't meant to represent a copy of what the original looked like (if there even was one) and the site... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Five stars are given on the basis of the importance of this site; not for reason of dramatic impact. The essential history can be researched elsewhere - not in this review. What is remarkable is that the excavation reveals 9 successive reconstructions of the city as it was devastated severally by fire and earthquake. This does mean, though, that the... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Just stopped briefly as we were on our way to Gallipoli, the horse was pretty average and the ruins no where near as awesome as Ephesus but still worth a visit if going to Gallipoli.

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