PRESS ROOM

Ngafuan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia visits the Miniatürk

Auqustine Kpehe Ngafuan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia, and the accompanying council visited the Miniatürk, the very first miniature park in Turkey.

Auqustine Kpehe Ngafuan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia, and the accompanying council visited the Miniatürk, the very first miniature park in Turkey.

Resul Erkan, the Operating Managers of the Miniatürk, who accompanied the guest minister and his accompanying council, provided them with informant about the Miniatürk, which was designed and developed with the motto "small model of a big country", as well as the works exhibited there.

Opened to visits by the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on May 2, 2003, the Miniatürk exhibits 1/25 scaled version of models for 128 architectural works selected from the Turkish and Ottoman geographies.

Established on 60.000 sqm area in total, the Miniatürk is composed of a market place of 15.000 sqm, green area and outdoor spaces of 40.000 sqm, indoor space of 3.500 sqm, pool and canal areas of 2.000 sqm, and a car park area with a capacity for 500 vehicles.

Caravansaries, Islamic social complexes, madrasah, bridges, terminals, piers, castles, city walls, mosques, churches, synagogues, palaces, waterfront mansions, obelisks, monuments, sculptures on the one hand, and unprecedented formations such as the Fairy Chimneys from Pamaukkale on the other hand are all exhibited in the form of  models, generated after dedicated works led by a team of experts, at the Miniatürk.

The Temple of Artemisia, which was constructed in Anatolia and has not survived until today, and which is considered as one of the seven wonders of the world in the ancient age, as well as Halicarnassus Mausoleum are exhibited at the Miniatürk.

Electronic guidance services are available for the visitors, providing them information in 9 languages, namely, in Turkish, English, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Persian, Japanese and Spanish at the Miniatürk.

Panorama Museum of Victory and Crystal Museum of Istanbul are also at the Miniatürk.