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    Dedicated to Emperor Titus (79-81 AD), the stadium is found on the south edge of the old city. Some seats remain, but most are gone ending up as pieces of someone’s home or garden. It was estimated that some 20 to 25,000 people could have been accommodated. On the northeast edge of the stadium a South Bath-Gymnasium complex can be found that was...


    The second theater uncovered dates to the 2nd C AD. While many of the seats are gone today – reused for the marble – it is thought that there might have been room for some 12,000 people in this theater. Poppies grow where patrons used to sit. Across the valley, the white cotton of Pamukkale is clearly seen.


    There are two theaters that have been uncovered amongst the ruins of Laodicea. The theater on the west side of the city dates to earlier Hellenistic times. This theater stayed in use up to the 7th C AD and is supposed to have been able to seat up to 8,000 people.


    This fountain was built in honor of a local visit to the city by the Emperor Caracalla (211-217 AD). Located on a corner, there were two facades to the fountain. Many different stone façade pieces can be discerned among those lying in front of the fountain with Christian crosses and gladiators included among the many.


    Along the Syria Street you can find the Fountain of Septimus Severus. Former columns are laid out in front of the half-rectangular fountain. Several taps used to fill the fountain from water pipes running underneath the street. Local would then come to the fountain to fill there water jugs for household needs.


    Dating to the 2nd C AD, this was the main temple of Laodicea. When the temple reached Christian times, it was re-used as a religious archive building until an earthquake brought yhr building down in 494 AD.


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    Café inside the Otogar: Café inside the Otogar

    by mindcrime Written Jun 25, 2015

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    There are many fast food options and small café inside the bus station. We had 2 hours to spend before we catch our bus to Bodrum. First we walked a bit around but the area seemed unattractive and returned back to the top level of the otogar where we stayed for an ice tea and visne (sour cherry juice) (2TL each) and then 2 simits (1TL each).

    The near by market provided us with some extra snacks and ice creams :)

    outdoor seating of the cafe soft drinks

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    As we spent 2 hours around the otogar (bus station) we just walked but we noticed several local buses, dozens of yellow taxis and of course the dolmuses (mini buses).If you plan to visit Pamukkale take a dolmus (mini bus), they run twice an hour from otogar which is the new bus station, don’t get confused with the old one (eski garaj).The ticket...

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    Denizli is located in the SW part of Turkey, 18km S of Pamukkale, 225km SE of Izmir, 186km E of Selcuk, 252km NE of Bodrum, 226km NW of Antalya.By busThe trip from Selcuk was comfortable, we used Pamukkale Tourism, a reliable local company. We had the usually friendly service as in most buses in Turkey (with free soft drinks and snacks) but the...

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    The act of restoring or rebuilding a ruined building or monument using original elements to the greatest degree is called anastylosis. The Library of Celsus at Ephesus, the Treasury at Petra, the buildings of My Son in Viet Nam, The Erechtheion and parts of the Parthenon itself are all but some of the better known examples. Much of the magnificence of the site here at aodicea is due to the reconstructions that have been painstakingly done giving the visitor a better feel for what the town must have looked like back in the early centuries of the Common Era.

    Cranes lift the old stones into place once again The Temple of Apollo rises from the ground
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