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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Tepecik, Bodrum City, Turkey
0252 316 1219
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Ranked #12 of 22 attractions in Bodrum City
Type: Museums
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The mausoleum remains that are there to view itself is not that impressive however as an 'ancient' wonder and to have had the mausoleum described and drawn out with examples of what it looked like, I can see why this is an attraction to some, however it is less impressive to visit in this date and time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Considering the history here and its grand past, the current site is a little understated; so hidden amongst the modern streets and houses that a visitor could easily walk past unaware of the history surrounding them. For a modest £3 (10TL) you can explore what is left of what was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went here on a sweltering day to see the ruins. Lots of languages explaining what you are seeing. It is one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world so check it off you bucket list. Costs 10TL so about £3.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Kind of cool to have seen one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World...but...not much left to see in truth. It's cheap, and easily accessible on the plus side. As usual, beware of taxis taking you from the port (or elsewhere). Licensed or not...our guy was a joke and used the usual 'no english' and 'traffic problem' to explain... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Guess the most interesting stuff is in museums outside Turkey ut still is a place worth seing. It really gives you a sense of history and an idea of magnitude.

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Mandurah, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place would have been magnificent..... However all that is left is really a hole in the ground with rocks...ruins scattered about. Some good interpretation and some nice mosaics..... But really.... Not that great! We were quite disappointed

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Well worth the 10 TL entrance fee to visit one of the original seven wonders of the world. There is a small amount of written information to read, and a short film, which isn't really very informative, however you are able to walk amongst the ruins and go into one of the tombs. The operators could make it more professional,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was our last visit before our departure. Some of the items exhibited in th British Museum. I would recommend to evryone to visit this ancient site.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Really underwhelming site, they'd done the bare minimum in terms of signage and narrative/interpretation for the visitor. A 5 minute video showed about 4 minutes of general spiel about the Bodrum tourist area and a minute or so on the actual site. Disappointing, they could make much more of the site.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It's a wonder of the ancient world so you have to check it out. The site gives you a nice idea of what it used to look like. It is a short visit-maybe half an hour or so.

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