"MiniaTurk" Turkey Things to Do Tip by Erkmen

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  Aview from the entrance balcony
by Erkmen

Turkey has a brand new Maquette park, MiniaTurk in Istanbul as of 23rd April 2003. The mini Turkey park called Miniaturk and have mini models of old ottoman architectural works in Turkey. On miniaturk Turkey's rich historical and cultural heritage is being displayed with their 1/25 sizes of maquettes .

When you visit Miniaturk, You can have snap to all main structures in Turkey in such a short time. On the park there are 105 models of architectural structures. 45 of them belongs to structures from Istanbul, another 45 structures from the rest of Turkey and some 15 models made by Turks that are on the borders of other countries.

The park is located over on a 56-hectare area along the coast of the Golden Horn and probably the biggest Maquette park in the Worls. Hagia Sophia, Aspendos Theater, Sümela Monastery, Fairy Chimneys, Mount Nemrud and the ancient city of Ephesus are some of those among the historical and cultural works of art in the park.

The entrance fee to the park is 4 million TRL (2,5 USD). While you are getiing your ticket, please mention your choice of Language. At the moment there are 6 alternative languages, En,Fr, De, Tr, Ar and Russian. On every structure you can have a short voice description which is displayed by the help of the electronic band on your ticket and on your chosen language.

The park is open from 9:00 to 22:00. To reach the park I advice taking a taxi from Eminonu ( center of touristy area). It costs 7 million TRL (Less than 5 USD)..

I wil prepare a Traveloque for miniaturk also..

Address: Address: Imrahor Caddesi, Sütlüce - Istanbul
Directions: The maquette park is located at Sutluce, Nearly to the end of Golden Horn
Phone: Phone: +90 212 222 28 82
Website: http://www.miniaturk.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 25, 2003
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