Miniatürk

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Miniatürk
An overview of Miniatürk, 2012
An overview of Miniatürk, 2012
TypeMiniature park
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Area60 000 m2
OpeningMay 2, 2003
Visitors5 million in 2015[1]


Miniatürk is a miniature park at the northeastern shore of Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. It opened May 2, 2003.[2] It is one of the world's largest miniature parks, with a 15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft) model area and total area of 60,000 square metres (650,000 sq ft). It contains 135 models, in 1:25 scale,[3] of structures from in and around Turkey, and interpretations of historic structures.

Of the park's total area, 40,000 m2 (430,000 sq ft) is open space; 3,500 m2 (38,000 sq ft) is covered; and 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft) contain pools and waterways. Its parking lot has a capacity of 500 vehicles.

62 of the park's structures are from Istanbul, 60 are from Anatolia, and 13 are from the Ottoman territories that today lie outside of Turkey.[4] Also featured are historic structures like the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, and the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus (now Bodrum).[5] Additional space is reserved for future models.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miniaturk Istanbul | CCT Investments". Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  2. ^ "Our Member Parks: Miniaturk". International Association of Miniature Parks. Archived from the original on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-04-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Ergil, Leyla Yvonne (2020-10-22). "Fun fall activities during COVID-19: 5 ways to enjoy Istanbul outside". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  4. ^ "About Us". www.miniaturk.com.tr. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  5. ^ "Istanbul: Miniaturk". Let's Go Istanbul. Retrieved 2012-04-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Coordinates: 41°03′36″N 28°56′55″E / 41.06000°N 28.94861°E / 41.06000; 28.94861