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Address: Patara Ruins, Patara, Turkey
Description: One of the city's most important edifices is this theater which today, is...
One of the city's most important edifices is this theater which today, is partially buried in sand. The building was constructed in 147 A.D. and thought to be dedicated to Emperor Antoninus Pius.
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What an experience. It deserves to be a world heritage site but in Turkey there are so many interesting sites to visit. I suppose you cant nominate them all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A very interesting place. Still more excavation and preservation will help to tell the glory of its past.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

What an experience. It deserves to be a world heritage site but in Turkey there are so many interesting sites to visit. I suppose you cant nominate them all.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The first building yo use when entering from the car park. It is amazing that this has been preserved so well - possibly because it has been 2/3 covered in sand until relatively recently.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just entering the amphitheatre evokes a feeling of earthy nostalgia & what it must have been like on the days or nights when the theatre was packed with the people from a bygone age celebrating the acting or singing art of the ancients.

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Chepstow
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited to enjoy the 18km beach, and were astounded by the ancient ruins of Patara city. Not many places you can clamber over 2000 ruins. Restored area is superb, gives a real feel of what it was like in ancient times!

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Yalding
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Good History, part of the Patara reserve, very open site - to be visited in the cooler parts of the day, so as to stay a while

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very impressive and well-preserved amphitheatre. The ruined city of Patara is amazingly atmospheric and worth a diversion from the beach to visit - you've paid, so you might as well.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
52 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is an ancient site on a huge scale. The amphitheatre is awesome and you can sense the excitement and atmosphere of the crowded theatre in ancient times. The work to create such a structure 200BC mind boggling. Very hot and open with limited water and refreshment available so be sure to take water and sun screen. Great value and... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is very huge and attractive. Stay a bit longer and feel the atmosphere. You can see it everywhere while you trek around.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Atmospheric, unspoilt. Nothing negative to say. It is on the way to Patara Beach but would be a sin not to visit. If you are going to go to the beach often or to other sites or museums then you can buy a Museum Card - they will prepare this at the entrance if you have some sort of photo... More 

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