Kusadasi has become a center for Turkish carpets, but quality is spotty. For a safer one-stop-shopping experience it's worth the 30-minute drive to Sultanköy, a recently constructed faux village with a small museum dedicated to carpet making, and local women weaving rugs in a "lane of houses." Showrooms sell every kind of rug: new and antique, imported silk or wool. Also on Sultanköy's grounds is the restored house where J. T. Wood, the British railway engineer who discovered the ruins of the Temple of Artemis in 1874, once lived.
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