The first miniature park opened in Turkey was inaugurated on May 2, 2003 and opened to public by the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan . The park is spread over 60,000 sqm of an area in total and also holds a record of being constructed in the shortest time span as compared to other market places around the world. Accurate attention has been given on details of civilizations dating back to 3000 yrs to continue the Ottoman and Byzantine legacy.
It is a very well organised park with audio guides in multiple languages which give a significant piece of information about the great monuments in Turkey. It is basically divided into three sections by means of small landscape designs: Turkey, Istanbul and all other places where there may have been Turkish influence.
The miniatures in the park are carefully handcrafted by talented artists who have managed to create an exact replica of the original monuments. It is definitely Turkey at a glance.
Children are often spotted here on school picnics or an outing and it is a very family friendly park.There is a cafe around the campus and a small play area for kids to enjoy their day out.
Incase you decide to use the cheapest way, here is a list of İETT lines at Istanbul:
Mecidiyeköy ve Şişli: 54 HŞ (Hasköy/Şişli) Municipality bus
Eminönü:47, 47Ç, 47E, 47N Municipality bus
Taksim: 54 HT, 36 T (Hasköy- Taksim) Municipality bus
Topkapı: 41 ST ( Seyrantepe – Topkapı) Municipality bus
Seyrantepe / Topkapı minibuses
Alternatively< if you decide to chose the Metrobus, your point of exit should be Halıcıoğlu and take a connecting bus on 41 ST Municipality Bus or a shared taxi.