Laodicea

Laodicea, Denizli

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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AzRat
Arizona1,822 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
October 2021. Wow factor ruins. Large hilltop site with many different areas to explore. So much history, biblical interest, and archeological information here, glad to have guide services. Among many attractions was a ruin of a huge amphitheater and elegant private residence nearby. Impressive site.
Written October 29, 2021
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,289 contributions
Oct 2020
After seeing Hierapolis, this feels like just rocks. But you can visit anyway and you get a nice view from pamukkale.
Written November 5, 2020
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Mike X
Chicago, IL1,845 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
If you're near Pamukkale, come spend an hour here. You get to see archaeology in action. They were rebuilding the amphitheatre while we were there. Some great ionic columns and an early byzantine church. Took away a star because the church was closed.
Written October 28, 2020
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Jenny
Dublin, Ireland26 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
A historical site of an Ancient City in 3rd bc.
A huge place to roam around but interesting. Make sure you bring your hat and sunscreen as no trees or shade while you look around.
Written October 27, 2020
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marymousebeaulieu
Bucklers Hard, UK89 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
I have visited many ancient cities in Turkey and I have to say this is really fantastic. There is currently a lot of archaeological work being done on the site and this is very interesting. There were three huge cranes working to restore one of the amphitheatres, there are two.Also there is a spectacular piece of Agoura wall that has been rebuilt and there is beautifully painted murals all on the inside of the wall and under the arch that are really remarkable. The wall fell over in an earthquake and the murals were preserved underneath. There are no facilities other than toilets on this site and very little shade. There were hardly any visitors there especially compared to the Heliopolis opposite on the other side of the valley.
Written September 13, 2020
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Joy Bice
Dayton, OH17 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
These ruins are still being excavated and restored but they are expansive and impressive nonetheless. Not as built up as Ephesus nor as crowded. Definitely worth seeing if you are interested in history and biblical history. Wear sun protection! There is very little shade along the way. Take note: we had a baby in tow and the paths were too uneven for a stroller.
Written August 29, 2020
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krubesh
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates231 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
For the first time we got to see real live archeologists doing their work. Great restoration projects in process. Walking over centuries of lukewarm history.
Written June 17, 2020
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draperha
Washington DC, DC63 contributions
Nov 2019
We stopped by here because we saw the sign on the way to Pamukkale/Hieropolis. This site is far more interesting, better preserved, and accessible than Hieropolis - with far fewer tourists. The reconstructed basilica is breathtaking, and the two stadia are incredible to view. Excavations are ongoing, so we got to watch workers moving marble blocks and constructing replacement marble carvings to fill in for blocks that have been destroyed over time.

This is a can't miss if you're in Denizli. Pamukkale is interesting, but overcrowded. Laodicea is the more interesting of the two sites by far.
Written December 21, 2019
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Ana V
Eugene, OR479 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a very interesting archaeological site. Restoration work on the Laodikeia Church, founded in the early 4th century C.E. is incredible to see. There is a lot of work taking place at the site presently and hopefully more areas will open, but it is quite a large area to see. The largest ancient stadium of Anatolia is here, but they have not started restoring it yet.
Written December 1, 2019
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Subrata
Navi Mumbai, India458 contributions
Aug 2019
This place gave a great feeling while walking in this place. Such old monument ruins are still in such great form.
Written August 17, 2019
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