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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

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Address: Tepecik, Bodrum City, Turkey
Phone Number: 0252 316 1219
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Because it's a Wonder

I didn't expect much because I know it's a ruin, and I went because it's a timeless wonder, so I was pleasantly surprised by the objects still there which can fascinate and still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I didn't expect much because I know it's a ruin, and I went because it's a timeless wonder, so I was pleasantly surprised by the objects still there which can fascinate and still inspire anyone with a little imagination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There is not much left of the mausoleum itself, so dont expect too much. It is however worth a visit. You can read about the history of the place and how it probably looked like many years ago. You can walk through the ruines and see what is left. When you're nearby it is worth a visit. You can easily... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's not much. If you have already seen other ruins like Ephesus, Pergamum and Pirene, you will be disappointed. Getting there would probably be fun for kids, as we walked up a small alley behind the homes of locals, but we did not pay to go inside; we just looked. This would be a good short side-trip to take while... More 

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Nanzdietschweiler
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great history but not much to see anymore. Would do it just to say that you have been at one of the Ancient Wonders of the World and only a couple of blocks from the waterfront, not expensive.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well it was a very hot afternoon when we got there. Not the perfect time to go..as it mostly open to sky. Try to go in morning or late evening subject to entry timings. As an attraction not much to see. Might seem interesting from a historical perspective. But considering it is one of the seven wonders of the world,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Mausoleum was destroyed long time ago, and the most interesting artifacts were taken away. But if you are in Bodrum - this place worth visiting, the ruins are also impressive. Column parts can show you the quality of ancient Greeks stone carving work.

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Vail, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Totally disappointing there are far better ancient buildings to see in bodrum not really worth a visit except for the views of the bay

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I did not even know it was located in Turkey before showing up in Bodrum, so it is worth seeing if you are around. It is still something to see if you have some imagination and understand what it represents. Although, concretely, there is not much to see, and they do charge for it. My fiancee talked about a "bunch... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went here on October '14 at the end of the season, if you're interested in archeology and ancient world it's defiantly worth a visit! It might just like a pile of ruins and stones but most of the them are preserved perfectly. Having been to the colossus of Rhodes I was pretty excited to see another wonder of the ancient... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

For some,this may just be a pile of stones and broken columns, but it's one of the ancient wonders of the world. Some mosaics still exist, and some pieces of the mausoleum are preserved in the museum. But stand on the site and you can feel the majesty...don't miss it!

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