Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey, Nov 2012

Dear Diary,

After our rumbling stomachs were satisfyingly stuffed withTurkish cooking, we continued our journey to the next destination, Kusadasi. And our next stop was Ephesus or Efes in Turkish. It is another Turkey’s famous ancient ruins, the best preserved of the world’s classical ruins which include theater, temples, library, baths, fountains, brothels, gymnasium and many more.

The Basilica Stoa
Theater
Located in Selcuk district in the Izmir province (a small town about 20km from Kusadasi), Ephesus was under the rulings of many great empires (Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman) and leaders (among other Alexander the Great). Entrance fee is 25TL.

The Rhodian Peristyle & The Prytaneum
The Curetes Street
It was initially built as a port, which later transformed into a trade center due to its strategic location. Along the way, it also became a religious center during the early Christianity era.

Temple of Hadrian
Among the many famous ruins that can be found there are Temple of Artemis – one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, the Basilica Stoa, Odeon, etc.

Library of Celsus
Processional Street
The whole tour takes more than 1 hour and you’re required to walk quite a distance to enjoy all Ephesus has to offer. You cannot turn around to go out should you decide not to continue the walk because Ephesus is a one way archeological site in which you enter through the entrance and leave through another exit. Both entrance and exit are not the same way. Furthermore, the marble flooring is quite slippery when it rains. It is advisable to wear comfortable attire and shoes.

Souvenirs sold at shops at Ephesus exit

6 notes of inspiration:

Salma Tayo said...

wow, the souvenirs!!everything looks pretty and nice. would be nice to have one.heheh

Unaizah said...

Salma Tayo - Hihihi, we did buy some souvenirs...yg kecik-kecik je.

rostina76 said...

salam unaizah…wah bestnye dpt tgk tinggalan sejarah mcm ni. wish i could see it by my own, inshaALLAH. u g dgn pakej berapa hari ekk. blh add FB ros day nak tanya details ;)

Unaizah said...

Rostina76 - Insya Allah. Turki was in my wish list of places to visit. Alhamdulillah, Allah makbulkan impian tu. Satu kenangan yg indah. Lagi-lagi la pegi dgn famili beramai-ramai. I gi pakej 10hari / 7mlm dgn Summit Holidays.

You add la i kat FB, nanti i accept. Then, kita blh stori-mori :-)

rostina76 said...

bagi la link FB u.hehe

Unaizah said...

Rostina76 - Tak sure la full link FB. Just type in my name, sure ada my link.