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Miniaturk: See the whole of Turkey in a day

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Turkey    A mini version of treasures found in Turkey

Imagine all the attractions and iconic places from all over Turkey combined into one!

Miniaturk is a park that displays all of them as pieces of art-work so you can see all the details and have a closer look from above.

Miniaturk was opened in 2013 and the models of works that are as early as 3000 years ago are displayed here. It’s one of the few places where adults and kids alike can spend good time together in Istanbul.

However, the models displayed at Miniaturk are not limited to Turkey. All countries where the Turks have ruled since the Ottoman Empire era are also included in the collection.

There are 134 models at a scale of 1/25 displayed here to teach the history of Turkey and architecture to kids. Therefore, kids are able to come up with the height of the models.

You will have a chance to see the models of caravansaries in Anatolia, social complexes, madrasahs, bridges, railway stations, piers, fortresses, shrines, mosques, churches, synagogues, palaces, monuments and sculptures at Miniaturk.

In addition to the huge area where you can see the models of works, you can also visit Miniaturk Panorama Victory Museum, open air performance area, Kids’ Playground, Ferryboat, Operated Boat, Miniaturk Travel Train, Fairy Tale Tree, Olympic Stadium and Mini Stadium of four biggest football teams of Turkey, Labyrinth Park and Chess Area.

You can also have a Helicopter Simulation Tour at Miniaturk!

In addition to the models that are spread over a wide space, micro museums, entertainment section, and a restaurant also serve its visitors.

The voice guide system offers Turkish, English, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, and Spanish language options.

Istanbul Miniaturk Museum is situated at the north-eastern shore of Golden Horn.

It is open to visitors every day on public holidays and holidays between 09:00 and 19:00.

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