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“Educational and informative”
Review of Miniaturk

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Full-Day Tour of Istanbul Miniaturk
Ranked #25 of 1,044 things to do in Istanbul
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Minaturk is just what it sounds like: a mini version of treasures found in Turkey. The park contains 105 models done in 1/25th scale, about half of them from Istanbul and the rest from Anatolia and the Ottoman territories outside of Turkey.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Educational and informative”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

It was just a 5 minutes' walk away from our hotel, so we popped in the morning before our flight home. 10 lira entrance fee was reasonable. We were about the first visitors that day before bus-loads of children arrived. The audio commentaries were brief and clear when not many people were around and using them. Some of the models looked more realistic than others, but the "bird's eye view" did help give us a better understanding of the overall form and planning of the Turkish landmarks / building complexes. The modern structures housing the ticket office, shop and museum were architecturally interesting too. Visit only if you have the time to spare while in Istanbul.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun and informative”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Captures and exhibits all the key monuments in Turkey. The audio cards very useful. The souvenier shop is suprisingly reasonable and has a great collection. A must visit place

Visited May 2014
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“Make Miniaturk a first stop to understand Turkish history n Heritage”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Miniaturk exhibits all of Turkey's attractions n landmarks. With a self guided audio tour in various languages, one is given the background n origins of each exhibit, therefore once u visit the real place, u will appreciate it even more...

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“One for the kids!”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

I felt a bit bored after 15 mins as I already knew most of Turkey's attractions - guess this is one for the kids!

Visited April 2014
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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Miniature historical park of Turkey - Informative & Fun”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

It is truly fun to go around like giant beings posing in front of small intricate models of historical places; the only thing they should insert is an ON/OFF button for the audio guide on each model because when they are all turned on, it is loudy and deafening indeed. There is a place you can wear Turkish costumes and take photographs; also a small museum with models of old Turkish life with villages and battlefields and the like... All in all, its great fun and much informative.

Visited February 2014
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