Don't you have enough time to travel all around Turkey? If you don't, Miniaturk may be the alternative for you. Grasp the full scope of history with a bird's eye view of it. Miniatürk's only purpose of usage is just that. But what is Miniaturk exactly? Miniatürk is an adorable museum with mini models of historical sites from all over Turkey. For example, you may encounter a mini version of the Temple of Artemis, but its real version is located on Selçuk, Izmir. These small models allow the visitors to browse and learn the history of Turks, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and Ottomans in just one tour.
Located at the northeastern shore of Golden Horn, it is one of the world's largest miniature parks with a 15,000 m2 model area and a total area of 60,000 m2. Miniatürk contains 135 models from the Temple of Artemis to Fairy Chimneys of Capadoccia. 62 of the park's structures are from Istanbul, 60 are from Anatolia, 13 are from the Ottoman territories that lie outside Turkey. There are additional spaces that will be filled with future models.
You can visit Miniatürk between 09:00 am to 07:00 pm every day. It is usually busier on the weekends, so if you want a comfortable walk around the Miniatürk, it would be better to visit on weekdays. The entry fees are 20 TL for foreigners, which is around 2 euros but be aware that you should pay in Turkish Liras. You can easily get to Miniatürk by using public transportation. If you take a bus from Eminonu to Miniatürk stop, you will be there after a 2-minute walk from the stop. You may need a guide if you want a deep understanding of the history of the structures, but you can visit Miniatürk on your own if you wish.