Zhanna Tretiakova @123rf.com
If you want to discover the major Turkish historical buildings and explore their rich culture and history, the miniaturk is your best place.
Covering an area of 60,000 sqm, the mini Turkey park comprised 40,000 of green area and open spaces, 3.500 sqm of indoor space, 2.000 sqm of pools and waterways and 15,000 m2 of model area.
The model area is one of the biggest in the world containing 105 amazing architectural models: 45 of Istanbul landmarks, 45 structures from all Turkey and 15 structures made by Othmans outside of Turkey.
The Temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum of Maussollos, Aspendos Theater, Fairy Chimneys, Sumela Monastery, Rumeli Hisarı, Safranbolu Houses, all impressive structures are there. There is even a small version of the Bosphorus bridge, connecting the European and Asian parts of Turkey.
The park has a great location on the shore of Golden Horn but it’s far from the tram and train stations. So it’s better to take a taxi or the bus number 47C and 47 E.