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Address: Near police station, Selcuk, Turkey
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Nice Place to Sit for a Coffee or Meal

Hidden in the depts of Selcuk are the remains of this part of an acquaduct. Storks build nests on them and it makes an interesting place to stop and watch the activity. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
MAJ_Dave44
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Izmir, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Hidden in the depts of Selcuk are the remains of this part of an acquaduct. Storks build nests on them and it makes an interesting place to stop and watch the activity. There are several restaurants/coffee shops around it. We will go again.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Ephesus required a large amount of water, getting it there was a technological victory for the ancients.

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Burry Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The aqueduct cuts across the centre of town, running from Byzantine basilica of St John toward the railway. In the ummer White Storks nest on top of the Aqueduct in specially constructed nest platforms.

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Christiansted, Vl, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

You can see several pillars as you walk through the town. There are 2 larger groupings and a couple others. I love how they are easily accessible and add charm to the town!

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Loved these. They are right next to the town square, which is pretty and where you can get a meal or snack. Several of the pillars have stork nests. Several pillar blocks are recycled from other uses, with Greek inscriptions on them. Really ancient, cool and still standing.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The Romans and the Byzantines understood that a powerful civilization requires infrastructure. The engineering feat involved in getting water to gravity flow from its source to the heart of this strategic city is mind numbing. Remnants still stand, a monument to endeavor and perhaps cruelty.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

These aquaducts sits somewhere in town and there are many restaurants nearby that you can admire it from day till night. We had to opportunity to do so.There were also what looked like herons building their nests, living on top of the aquaducts.

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Running intermittently east from Ayasuluk Hill, the long and tall Roman/Byzantine aqueducts are easy to admire from the town. It was also used as a city wall. It has huge nests of migrating storks, who stay there from March through September.

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Port of Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

I am amazed at how these structures are still standing after centuries. Environment is so calm and inviting. You feel safe!

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Think about how old these structures are and you're sure to be impressed! Although there are not many columns left in town, they attest to the fact that the long-ago Byzantium builders knew a thing or two about how to place the stones and make the arches to support the waterways and the weight of the water. The stork nests... More 

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