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The visit to Ataturk Arboretum

We went to Ataturk Arboretum last week. Here, I will be posting my notes about this secret botanic garden in Istanbul.

Atatürk Arboretum is one of the top on my list to take the kids for a sightsee. This place is giving you a breath break by the magnificent flora, ponds and little pathways around as we all live in a massy and rushy life in İstanbul. The ducks, swans, little turtles, water lilies, trees and bushes are enchanting your eyes.  Also as you are walking around you will notice different flora than grows other than Turkey's climate....A total different world than the gardens in Istanbul and elsewhere in Turkey!!

What is an arboretum and why Atatürk Arboretum was sited at Belgrad Forest?

An arboretum is a botanical garden containing living collections of woody plants intended at least partly for scientific study. So this Atatürk Arboretum is aiming to give information for studies of university students and for public of the other climates' floras around the world other t…

Miniatürk in Istanbul

I never thought of myself of visiting this place called #Miniatürk in Istanbul. I always thought, "I live in Istanbul and I have seen the historic places all alive, why go and see the mini ones??" haha ;)

I went there at November 2013 as the result of not resistable incessant demand of my 7 year old son. (You can imagine how they can be) Goshhh what happened? A great family time :))
So I felt myself noting this down. Please do not waste your time hurry up! every one should see this place at once ;))

How you will find the place?

Transportation by bus

from #Taxim take no 54HT
from Eminonu take no 47,47Ç, 47E
from Mecidiyeköy take no 54HŞ
from Topkapı take no 41ST

Address : Imrahor caddesi Sütlüce/İstanbul
Phone: 212 222 28 82

Transportation by private vehicle

This place is in Sutluce (@Haliç), so when you arrived there follow the signs of Miniaturk. There is a large parking place even on Sunday you can find free space.

Fare policy

The ticket policy is 10TL for entry. You will use th…

Sightsee from ISTANBULL

Hello everyone,

I live in Istanbul with my family. I like to travel and sightsee of big and small cities in Turkey a lot.  I am passionate of journey and love to make plans of it. This is a challenge for me to have new experiences with my two children who are three and seven years old.  Before I visit most places, I used to make search on web and be aware of what is expecting me as a mom with my children. However, I certainly found out that there are really no tips for moms :((

Then I decided to share my "true" experiences with  everyone. Hereby this blog, you will find the "do's" and "dont's" and "must have" and "no need to's" for your visits.  So, I hope you enjoy and find my postings useful as inspriation to travel around this area.

So see you around ;))