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“Very local shopping Mall” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Forum Aydin

Forum Aydin
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Aydin
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istanbul
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6,241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9,714 helpful votes
“Very local shopping Mall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

From Aydın to Denizli highway,you are going to see this local but good shopping Mall just on the highway.Plenty of stores and shops are in service to meet the demands of the customers.Not too many shops but good enough to go around.Lots of fast food stores and some small eateries are also offering very good food at very reasonable pricing level.İf you are driving through this road,nice to make a stopover and have a look at this one.Maybe you can find something interesting for yrself as here the prices are really in bargain,

Visited August 2014
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“RSD Travel Cultural Tour through Cappadocia November 2013”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Although arguably good value for money this trip was more an enforced shopping tour, one bazaar after another all selling the same cheap goods and relatively little time experiencing the cultural delights. We were constantly harassed by vendors and beggars in the bazaars which was quite wearing. Optional excursions/ packages soon proved to be compulsory and payable in cash on boarding a coach from the airport. The Turkish guide could only be described as a bully and and we were actually frightened of him. (We were probably the youngest on the trip at 55 ). 2 days involved 11 hours on board the coach. There was no toilet on the coach although 2/3 hourly stops were made at the most disgusting toilets I have ever seen and 1 Euro to use them!
Visits to a leather outlet store, jewelery factory and carpet factory ( government run) were long winded and involved high pressure sales. There was little opportunity to wander away from the group. Food was plentiful, not particularly western but interesting to sample different things.
The Turkish government are obviously subsidising these tours on the basis that you will spend money under the guise of cultural tours.

Visited November 2013
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45 Thank tilly l
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 462 helpful votes
“RSD:5-star Cultural Tour in Turkey”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Organised by RSD Travel my experience of this tour can only be classed as dismal, disappointing and, at one point, frightening. Advertised in reputable magazines (in my case New Scientist) as a 'Cultural Tour on the Trail of Alexander' it turned out to be a means of filling hotel rooms out of season alongside a tour of of shopping outlets involving interminable coach journeys - over 6 hours on some days. The cultural part was often rushed (only 2 hours allowed at Ephasus!) and when I opted to make my own itinerary on a couple of days, so that I could properly absorb and understand what I had come a long way to see, the guide was unhelpful and made me feel extremely uncomfortable. Most disturbing was actual verbal abuse form the guide, literally as I and several others had just arrived in Turkey, followed by the discovery that no representative was available and that the promised emergency contact with RSD Travel was non-existent. Extra packages, advertised as 'optional' suddenly became compulsory and had to be paid for in cash while boarding the tour bus straight from the plane. When I declined one of the packages the guide hissed in my ear "You are not in Europe now, this is not how you do business in Turkey". For a 5' pensioner, travelling alone, suddenly having to stand up to a tall, well built young man was unnerving and left me feeling incredibly anxious for most of the trip. On my return making contact with RSD Travel proved incredibly difficult and in the end I resorted to registered letters to the 2 Directors and relevant departments. More than 2 months later they have finally responded with a cheque for £85. The little bits of Turkey that I managed to see on my own were really interesting and the Turkish people that I met on these occasions were kind, courteous and welcoming - but I don't recommend RSD Travel as a means of experiencing the country.

Visited December 2013
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462 Thank FELWoods
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Brands, Relaxing Architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

As an open air shopping center, Forum Aydın is a place to shop, relax and have fun.
Besides the really nice brands, the open air architecture helps you to relax without getting into a noisy mall.

Visited November 2013
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8 Thank AsliOdiyet
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Istanbul, Turkey
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Standard Forum Quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

Here is a nice shopping mall with quality brands. The desing and open air parts are nice but food court seems less exciting than bornova forum.

Visited December 2013
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4 Thank Kerem A
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