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Miniaturk, Istanbul
(4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Walk between the trimmed lawns of Miniaturk dotted with more than 100 miniature models of Turkey's great buildings, such as Hagia Sophia, the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the Atatürk international airport. As one of the world's largest miniature parks, this open-air site features architectural structures from Istanbul, Anatolia, and even from the Ottoman territories that are no longer part of Turkey. See the ancient city of Ephesus, the bridge over the Bosporus, the Suleymaniye mosque, fairy chimneys, and Mount Nemrut, all scaled down to 1/25 of their original size. A miniature train passes through the paths. Amenities include a cafe, a shop, and a cinema showing a 3-D film about Istanbul. Plan to visit Miniaturk and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Istanbul attractions using our Istanbul itinerary maker.
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  • Kağıthanede is a place located in the normal entrance fee and General summer and my advice is to visit in the spring a large area and open air museum
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  • It was great, with all of Turkey laid out before you. This was both fun and informative. The only thing that kept it from being a five star rating for me was that some of the exhibits were in a bit of...  more »
  • this is the first time to see Miniaturk Laid foundation on 2001, Miniatürk where 126 models, including 59 ones from Istanbul, 55 from Anatolia and 12 from the Ottoman geography.The park combines a num...  more »
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  • Totally worth experience. You will anyway not able to make to all places in Turkey being so much rich in heritage. By visiting this place, u will get an idea that there are so many places u can visit, u might want to change your priority as per this. They will give you ticket in the counter which when you scan on each mini creature , it will speak out information about the same in your preferred language. This is just amazing. There are some options available inside where you can take a virtual tour of turkey and nearby places. I would suggest not to go for that. Instead of that watch video on YouTube, that would save your money. To a Bit extend, you will understand history, but it's anyway you will come to know from videos. To get here, you can do a ferry and then can get into a bus or catch a metro train.
  • Great experience ...make you feel and see how rich is the turkish culture ... you can go there by taking a ferry at kabatas Just near the metro station ( kabatas station) and Dolmabace palace and mosque. Enjoy!
  • very nice well maintained place worth more than the 10trl give u a description of Istanbul's featured and historical buildings especially mosques
  • Entry fee is 30 for a foreigner visitor 20 for citizens 5 for students Museum cards are not accepted here. An interesting place to visit . With the art of small statuses it gives you a clue about all historical and important placed in all Turkey. But mostly showing the Islamic patrimony of the Ottoman Empire, with lots of giant mosques built around Turkey.
  • This one is a must visit, but unfortunately most of the touristic guides will not talk about it. I think one should visit this first, as it gives a quick glimpse of all the great things you can do and choose from this. It has amazing details of the various historical monuments and backgrounds in Audio with each of the monument. Visited June 2013