Upstream of Hasköy in dull Sütlüce, on the north side of the monumental Haliç Bridge, Miniatürk is one of those attractions you’ll either love or hate. It displays over a hundred 1:25 scale models of Turkey’s most impressive sights, spaced out along a 1.8km signed route. İstanbul itself is home to 45 of the attractions – from mundane Sirkeci Post Office through to the Blue Mosque – while another 45 cover sights in Anatolia. Not all the well-detailed models are buildings – if you’ve ever wanted to see Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys or the travertine cascades of Pamukkale in miniature, then this is the place to see them.

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The film that will inspire your next trip to Turkey

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The allure of Istanbul is hard to beat. This thrilling city bridges two continents with a history spanning more than 2000 years. And with Istanbul’s Atatürk …

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Video: why Cappadocia is best seen from above

Video: why Cappadocia is best seen from above

The ethereal landscape of Cappadocia is one of Turkey's top attractions, and the fields of naturally-hewn "fairy chimneys" and mysterious rock caves here hav…

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5 street foods you need to try in Istanbul

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One of the most enjoyable ways of tasting the best Istanbul has to offer is to work your way around the city snacking on the incredible street food, s…

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