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“History just out of reach...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gordion

Gordion
Ranked #1,359 of 3,584 things to do in Turkey
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Manila, Philippines
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“History just out of reach...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

The tomb of King Midas of Gordion is much more mythical than it actually is. It is basically a low man-made hill with a long tunnel leading to the tomb in the center of the hill, and a small local cafe/convenience stop across the road as well as a small museum. The museum has some interesting things, mostly coins and spear heads, but it is not of a grand scale and looks like the inside of a small house. The tomb itself, after the long tunnel, is a bit of a letdown because you only get to see a tiny fraction of it through bars, and you have to strain your eyes to really see how big the inside is. The cool feature it boasts is the original wood and tree trunks used in the tomb, which are gargantuan, but other than a small preview into the tomb, which takes about 5 minutes if you try to stick your neck in between the bars (might be possible if you're a child, but definitely not recommended), there isn't really anything else to see or do. (Some brief history notes are posted on the wall) I wouldn't go out of my way to visit the site, but since it is on the way to Ankara from Cappadocia, it seems a likely stop for those traveling that route.

Visited April 2011
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