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Day 23 – Miniaturk (Pt 1), Istanbul, Turkey

April 2015

The last point of interest for our visit to Turkey before we head to Dubai tomorrow is Miniaturk. It is a miniature park situated at the shore of Golden Horn. Miniaturk is one of the world’s largest miniature parks with 15,000 m2 of model area containing models in 1:25 scale. It contains model structures from and around the country magnificently built and if seen from photograph looks real. The entry fee cost 10.

From Pierre Loti there is no direct route to Miniaturk thus we took a taxi costing 20. Miniaturk is somewhere across Pierre Loti. Although I’ve read in Tripadviser there is boat service from Eminonu to Pierre Loti to Miniaturk, all locals and bus drivers we asked are not aware of it.

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Elevated view of Miniaturk.

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Turkish Parliament.

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No, no no. The highrise in the background are real life-size apartments.

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Those cute & adorable kids with their adorable teachers. Ehmm.

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Hippodrome in the fore ground, the Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia in the background.

Hippodrome in the foreground, the Blue mosque and in the background Hagia Sophia.

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Hagia Sophia.

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The Hamam besides Sultanahmet Park between Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia.

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Cross section of the Basilica Cistern with the Medusa heads clearly visible.

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Galata Tower.

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National stadium.

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Ataturk airport.

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Day 23 – Miniaturk (Pt 2), Istanbul, Turkey

April 2015

This segment of posting are more pictures of miniature buildings found in Miniaturk. Most of the miniature buildings have incredible details just like the real ones. It took us slightly more than an hour to go around Miniaturk. Although the day was bright and sunny, the temperature was around 18°.

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For our return transportation to Sultanahmet, we choose the bus. It’s convenient as there is a bus stand in-front of Miniaturk. It’ll take about 40 minutes to reach Eminonu. Choose any of the no. 47 bus to Eminonu and then take a tram to Sultanahmet. Miniaturk brings an end to our holiday in Turkey as tomorrow we leave Istanbul for Dubai.

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List of buses available at the bus stand.

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