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Aspendos Ruins and Theater

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Address: Aspendos, Serik, Turkey
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The best-known attraction among the ruins of Aspendos is the great theater,...

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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World's best preserved Roman Amphitheater

The area has many ruins from Roman Period. The theater is not only huge form outside, it is also amazing from inside.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 12, 2016
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The area has many ruins from Roman Period. The theater is not only huge form outside, it is also amazing from inside.

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Fethiye, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We were aiming for the nearby Roman bridge, that was on our tour itinerary not this!! What a find! Some of the largest ( area) remaining Roman ruins I have seen so far in Turkey. Very impressive amphitheatre restored to its full glory, ( interestingly with the complete backing of Atatürk back in the 1930s...) Cheap enough to get in... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

The Amphitheatre of Aspendos (in Turkish, Belkis Theatre) is one of the well preserved Roman theatres.Although the city in which Aspendos is located has a historical background gone back to 1000 BC, the theatre was built in the Roman Era (161-169 AD). The antic theatre is app. 15km away from the coast. The Aspendos Amphitheatre is registered as an archeologically... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

This theater seats 15,000. It is wonderfully preserved. The surrounding area has many wonderful artifacts. This is a must see attraction.

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

This is a must see site. My wife and I always bring our international visitors to view and wander about an intact theater that will easily seat 20,000 romans. If you are adventurous and up to climbing unimproved trails you can explore the old city just behind the amphitheater, it is worth the effort. Trust me, I am 75.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

A nice historical place!If you have enough time amd wish you can come to this place and see sometjing new and interesting in Turkey!i cant say that this place impressed us too much but anyway it was interesting!

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Kristinehamn, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Up from the coast and busy traffic. On the rock. Hudge ruins after ancient lifet. Time stops when walking in the ruins. The aqueduct from the mountains is great!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The imense impression this well preserved theatre compelx makes on a person cannot be explained. Not only is the theatre well preserved but so are the adjacent rooms and halls, all leading to a better understanding of the complex.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Really interesting and well preserved site. I would highly recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

The theatre is very beautiful especially on the inside. We also tried out the acoustics of the theatre and it is definitely amazing.

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